26 January, 2013
A Bittern flushed from the right hand corner of the small pool at Marsh Farm this morning, flew NW at 10:35 and may still be in the area. 30 Gadwall, 43 Teal, and 12 Wigeon on the big pool also 2 Water Rail, 2 Buzzard, 3 Grey Heron, 45 Lapwing, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Goldcrest, and Skylark, Fieldfare and Redwing present in good numbers.
Wed 23rd Jan - 8.30 -9.30am spent in the muddy fields around the disused railway wagons this morning. Must have been 500 skylarks in the area. Some in large flocks of at least 100. Very flighty and difficult to see as vegetation in the western field was just a bit too high. Got at the very least one woodlark, it flew over me calling.
Thurs 24th Jan - Much less around this morning, a flock of 11Brent Goose flew east, otherwise the sea was dead. The large flock of c500 Skylark in the muddy kale field were located again but no sign of any Woodlarks. Also 2 Stonechat, c250-300 Fieldfare and small number of Redwing and Song Thrush. Single female Bullfinch present near Baillifscourt and one Woodcock in the wood.