Lade - cold, dry sunny - There was no real change on the local patch apart from a Bittern that flew across south lake towards the main reedbed and was the first sighting of the winter. Both the Slavonian Grebe and Great White Egret were still present, also on south lake.
On the bird reserve this afternoon the two wintering Long-eared Owls were showing well in the willows behind the Dipping Pool.
Lade Pits Nature Reserve Meeting - Wednesday 1st March - 6pm-8pm
Venue - Scout and Guide Hut, Greatstone Primary School, Baldwin Road, Greatstone
The RSPB are hosting an informal meeting to discuss the future of Lade Pits this Wednesday evening. Its a public meeting and any ideas or suggestions to improve the reserve are welcome. Hopefully there will be a good turn out.