Witches Oak Water sighting reported by Vic Bevan

8 Cetti’s Warblers were calling

An overcast and cool morning, but with good numbers of birds throughout the reserve. The Great White Egret was again on Lake 12. 130 Lapwing on the Lake 9 spit was notable, as were new maxima for the reserve of 90 Cormorant, 21 Grey Heron, 42 Pochard, and 325 Tufted Duck. 8 Cetti’s Warblers were calling. Spraint left on the outflow sluice looks very much like it has been left by an Otter which we know to be visiting the reserve from the River Trent.

Full wildfowl counts - 2 Little Grebe, 26 Great Crested Grebe, 90 Cormorant, 2 Little Egret, 1 Great White Egret, 21 Grey Heron, 24 Mute Swan, 27 Wigeon, 38 Gadwall, 53 Teal, 122 Mallard, 57 Shoveler, 42 Pochard, 325 Tufted Duck, 13 Goldeneye, 3 Water Rail, 7 Moorhen, 108 Coot, 130 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 210 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull and 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull.