Thursday, 30 June 2011
NIGHT HERON AT STODMARSH.
With a juvenile Night Heron arriving at Stodmarsh yesterday a successful trip to see the bird was undertaken this afternoon. With Marc's photograph of the bird last evening rivalling one seen of last years Wilson's Phalarope I realised that a scope was the order of the day. From the Tower Hide the bird skulked for most of the afternoon and was never seen well. However, it was a new bird for the valley for myself with the last being seen I think in 1984. With Warblergate now being fully exposed I can also tell you that earlier in the month I also added a Marsh Warbler to my valley list with a male singing and showing occasionally by the Marsh Hide and doing a repertoire of greatest hits which included Bee-eater, Linnet, Goldfinch, Blackbird and Great Spotted Woodpecker.