Two Ruddy Shelduck hybrids returned and this time I managed to get a record shot (see below). Answers on a postcard regarding their likely Shelduck/Egyptian parentage?
Ruddy Shelduck hybrid. Image by WSM
200 Teal,10 Wigeon, a group of 12 Shovelers performing a spinning circle on mass in the shallow waters ( Phalarope fashion) on the tank was really impressive. Additionally 8 Pintail continue to feed up on the pools with 17 Black-tailed Godwit (including two colour ringed birds).
A juvenile Water Rail reappeared on the pools on No 6 tank. Image by Paul Crawley.
3 Raven were over No 5 tank. Meanwhile both Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Wagtail and 2 Willow Warbler along the north bank of No 6 tank were moving through.
A Hobby was over No 4 tank at dusk (MP).
Observers: Frank Duff, Paul Crawley, John Gilbody, Mark Payne, WSM.