FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
Much to Dave Bilcock's chagrin, yet another OSPREY circled the reservoir today - spending just over 15 minutes in view - and once again, superbly photographed by local birder Derek Girvan (see images above).
The bird came into view at around 1220 and circled the reservoir for the next 15 minutes. It appeared as if it wanted to fish. It was harassed in turn by Jackdaws, a Red Kite and then Black-headed Gulls and eventually dropped out of view from those 5 or so people in the hide behind the trees of the central causeway. It was not seen to reappear but presumably gained height and flew away to the SW (Derek Girvan et al).
The juvenile RUFF was still present, along with just 2 BLACK-TAILED GODWITS (Derek Girvan)