Starting with birds – the slough (view from paul’s or Bernard’s hide), the sailing lake (view from winter hide or from the path) and long reach (view from Bess’s hide) offer the best viewing spots right now.
The slough area shows the greatest variety of bird right now with lots of teal to be heard and seen. In amongst them, look out for snipe – we have counted up to 14 of these on the slough this past week. Lapwing are often camped out on the islands. For wigeon, tufted duck and pochard head to Bess’s hide. This past week has seen some diving birds moving on to the sailing lake where they will be found for the rest of the winter – pochard, tufted duck and the odd goldeneye can be seen there.