There seems to be lots about at the moment at Strumpshaw as would be expected for the time of year. Bearded tits are everywhere, large (20+) parties are all over the place and very easy to see. We had 5 Bittern sightings while working in front of Fen Hide as well as 2 Jack snipe in the cut areas in front of the hide, one of which nearly had a wellie imprint on it, it left it so late to flush, cracking little birds, always a nice surprise! As well as these there have been parties of siskin overhead as well as a couple of small flocks of Brambling (6 + 8).
A nice day albeit a hard day of burning reed in very smoky conditions, still it should look good when its done, I've already had a Bittern right out in the open on one of the sight lines.
Looking forward to the weekend, easterlies look set to continue for a few days!