I decided to concentrate on watching over No. 6 tank today after the pheasant shooters set up camp on No. 4 & No. 3 tanks and were literally scaring the life out of the local birdlife. No. 3 tank had temporarily held the wintering flock of Golden Plover and Lapwings until their midday roost was interrupted by the gun ho’s!
168 Common Teal were gathering in the south-east corner of No. 6 tank and a fine selection of Daffy’s were keeping them company. 87 Mallard, 28 Shoveler, 18 Common Pochard, 7 Wigeon, 9 Tufted Duck, 9 Pintail and 65 Common Shelduck made up for the activity going on elsewhere. 8 Redshank were the only waders present and a bit of an anticlimax from last weekend.
A pair of adult Peregrine were again watched preening on the big blue chimney at Weston Point
Common Yellow Lichen growing on one of the structures on No. 6 tank.
Observer & images: WSM.