On the 12th September a Black-winged Stilt appeared at the fen and has stayed there up to and including 2nd October.
According to the records only one of this species has visited the reserve before, the last one being in 1945, with a total of four birds for the whole of the county.
Also at the fen there has been, Ruff, Greenshank, Green and Common Sandpiper, Ringed and Little Ringed Plover, Great Black Backed Gull, White Wagtail and Hobby.
On the 30th at Colebrook Lake North was a Black Necked Grebe which was already in its winter plumage.
Earlier in the month on the 11th, it was off to Farlington, Hampshire, to see 'migration in motion'.
A flock of at least one thousand Starling were flying around the marsh. Eight Wheatear were feeding up for the long journey ahead of them, along with Yellow Wagtail, Whinchat and Swallow.
Also of note were six Harbour Seals, basking on a mud bank out in the harbour.