Lots to report from the past week or so. The first Pink-footed Geese were seen over the reserve on the 24th with further passage noted in past days including 79 birds moving east this morning (6th Oct). Wildfowl numbers have been fluctuating with up to 75 Gadwall, 100 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 30 Shoveler, 15 Tufted Duck. A single Pintail dropped in on Pit No.1 this morning. Great-crested Grebe still present on Pit No.1
Snipe are numerous with 30+ birds mostly around Meadow Lake. Two Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, Curlew and Lapwing. A Jack Snipe was seen on the 24th.