Lade - mild, sunny, w 2 - Whilst scanning south lake looking at the same old ducks a Bittern flew across the water from the willow swamp and landed in the main reedbed where it was quickly set upon by a passing Marsh Harrier. The tussle didn`t last for long and the Bittern quickly shrank away amongst the reeds.
RSPB - From Burrowes 2 Smew showed from Dennis`s hide and a Great White Egret flew over. Still large numbers of wildfowl on the lake, while an adult Caspian Gull was seen earlier (SB).
News from elsewhere included 37 Bewick`s Swans north of Caldecote Lane, Long-tailed Duck at Scotney and Snow Buntings at Camber Sands.