30/11/2012 Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB

Siskin: One of my favourite birds of the winter, these little yellowish green finches are everywhere at Burton Mere.
But unlike some lucky people you won’t find them down on the feeders, well not yet anyways! There is still a ton of natural food for them up in the alder trees around the meres.
Other *STAR* birds around at Burton Mere include the wonderful Water Rail – been showing incredibly well in the newly cut reeds net to the reception hide. Brambling can still be seen feeding on the ground within the mixed finch flocks.
The male Hen Harrier has also been up and about thsi week.