Bit of a jammy day on the yearlist front today and there is already talk in the office of how to handicap me.
While messing about with water levels and adjusting pipes I flushed a kingfisher from the usual spot along the main path. The bird can often be found sitting on the outfall pipe catching small fry that get pushed through the pipe into the pool below. I also climbed onto the back to check that this pipe was clear and saw a drake goosander under the pipe! At first I thought it was dead but it soon moved and headed off down the creek onto the saltmarsh. Yearlist now up to 108.
Bittern seen twice feeding along the ditch next to the area we cut last week - inspired habitat management!!