Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The Stour Valley list for 2018 stands at 160(+1) species so far.

November 13th


Grove late pm; 1 Brambling at Ramp, 1 Great-white Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 11 Corn Bunting, 10 Marsh Harrier, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Short-eared Owl hunting near Middle Drove, 2 Water Pipit, c100 Teal, 1 Ring-necked Parakeet, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin, c30 Mute Swan, c50 Cormorant, 1 Green Sandpiper, c100 Fieldfare. Also met JB from JLS who was with a film crew who were filming "River Walks" for the BBC which will be aired in December. Should be some nice drone footage of the reserve.
(Marc Heath)

Thursday, 1 November 2018

The Stour Valley list for 2018 stands at 163(+1) species so far.

October 31st


From the ramp this evening I saw 6 Marsh Harriers go to roost in reedbed overlooked 
by Field hide, a single Water Pipit feeding at edge of scape and a Short-eared Ow
hunting over the pastures by the main gate.

(Ron Dubbins)