Tuesday February 14th
The WEBS count today revealed a surprising 904 Tufted Ducks (almost the same as December). Perhaps there's life in the winter yet ! Also 134 Pochard, 124 Mute Swans, seven Shelduck and a Scaup (imm male on Lake 1B). Large numbers of Black-headed Gulls were packing together on Lakes 1A & B towards dusk, with a couple of thousand probably involved.
Warks: A female Marsh Harrier was reported flying south over the carpark. If anyone can provide details it would be appreciated.
Staffs: Two Great White Egrets remain; one on North Pit and one at Dosthill NR (RSPB).