At Marsworth this evening there was no sign of the Bittern. Compensation, however, came in the form of a good count of 60-70 CORN BUNTINGS, which lingered in one of the large trees behind the reedbed opposite where one stands. One CETTI'S WARBLER called from the scrub behind the reedbed at the road end, and 3-4 WATER RAILS also called. As I left a Tawny Owl was calling from the same area the Cetti's was earlier.
Earlier this afternoon, I could find just one COMMON SNIPE at College Lake on the frozen marsh (Ben Miller).