Saturday 15 October 2016

Besor Reservoir update

Recovery! A few weeks ago a friend told me that the Besor clearance was normal and happened every two years. Having watched that patch for four years and having seen no clearance and having been appalled at the total devegetation I was a bit sceptical about its recovery. It's good to be proved wrong! The last time I saw this it was a green puddle. Ok, its not exactly huge now but it is slowly expanding. The reeds won't take long to recover and I suspect this site will be amazing after the winter rains.

Water level almost above leg height for this Great White Egret.

Two of the three Spoonbills feeding there.

Other water birds were Snipe, Little Egrets, Moorhens, Coots, Kingfisher. A Cetti's Warbler or two also hopping around. Not sure if the Swamphens will return to breed next spring but I'll certainly be watching for them.

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