Wednesday, 21 December 2016

        The Species list stands at 161 so far for 2016

View list Here

It would appear that the KOS have lost all sightings post from February up to present day and, they are nowhere to be found within the KOS website.
Sightings will now be posted here and will be up and running properly from January 1st.
If you would like to send any sightings to me for posting, you can at

December 21st

Stodmarsh this morning produced the usual Tawny Owl calling from the Alder Wood upon arrival, a Snipe calling overhead in the darkness on the Lampen Wall, 2 Water Rails calling and several Fieldfare chattering. A family of 6 Mute Swans were in the dyke behind Tower hide and a further 17 flew in from Grove and another 8 on the lake. Just 1 Cetti's Warbler made its presence heard and a Sparrowhawk flew through the trees behind Tower hide out across the reed bed. The first Harrier out of roost was at 0732 a Marsh Harrier and only 12 in total were seen (22on Saturday last) and the first Hen Harrier out at 0744. Just two ringtails out toady although the/a male came in to the reserve from the north at 0806. At least 500 Fieldfares passed over the reeds towards the orchards and feeding by the hide were 3 Dunnocks, 2 Robins and 10 Chaffinches. On the lake were 242 Mallards, 7 Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Great-crested Grebes, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochards, 34 Shoveler and 700 Teal. Best today was a flock of 34 Corn Buntings in the roadside fields on the way to Stodmarsh just of the minor road between Stodmarsh and Wickembreaux.

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