An afternoon at the patch produced the hoped for Jack Snipe, with 1 seen well in flight (although you'd never know it from the photo), along with 1 flighty Water Pipit along the Colne, 1 Peregrine over distantly SW, 3 Red Kite over NW, 1 Common Buzzard on the west side that flew off east, 2 Common Snipe, 1 redpoll sp. over S, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1m Stonechat, 1m Reed Bunting, a fantastic flock of 190+ Fieldfare at the north end, 17 Redwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, 1+ Little Grebe on Colne and 1+ Grey Heron. Also, a flock of Great, Blue and Long-tailed Tits were along the old railway.
|A record shot of today's Jack Snipe|
|One of three Red Kites over NW today|