Yesterday, Wednesday, about 14:45 I was walking along the footpath from Aldcliffe and getting close to the Big Meadow when a little white egret flew in front of me near the houses . It was coming from the estuary and flew onto the reserve. It was flying east just south of the Big Meadow and then turned to go behind the willows in the Hay Meadow. I could not see from my position where it landed.
Continuing my walk I saw approximately 10 fieldfare in the Big Meadow. They were about 2/3 of the way from the Alder Pond to the Hay Meadow. They kept flitting about so difficult to be certain about the number and it was very cold so could not watch for long.