Lesser Whitethroat singing along Brook Furlong Lane (old birdlog track). Marsh Harrier (male) hunting over No 6 tank and the Weaver bend. A Grasshopper Warbler showing well south of No 6 along Lordship Lane.
Observer: Frank Duff
Lordship Marsh had 21 Mute Swan but not the Whooper. A Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear were noted.
Weaver Bend and estuary: A pair of Great Crested Grebe, 2 ‘summer’ Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 drake and a single female Garganey, 128 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 250 Common Shelduck and the drake hybrid Ruddy Shelduck. 2 Whinchat along the fence by Redwall reed bed. A Stoat was hunting along the edge of the river but the water birds didn’t attract its attention presumably furry fare was on its mind.
Observers: Frank Duff, Mark Payne, WSM (and images).
The female hybrid Ruddy Shelduck and 15 Whimbrel in field west of model aircraft flying field, a flighty Yellow Wagtail and 2 Whinchats on the fence there.