Sunrise over No.6 tank (Paul Crawley)
A male Marsh Harrier over No.3 tank looked like he owned this patch making the most of his aerial abilities twisting and turning in his pursuit of food.
19 Black-tailed Godwit settled on No.6 tank during the tide with a small representation of 24 Tufted Duck, 6 Common Teal and a scattering of Common Shelduck. Meanwhile the Weaver estuary and Bend fared better with 2 Great Crested Grebe, 30 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall and a lingering female Goldeneye.
The ‘Shooters pools’ are beginning to lose water and could completely dry out if we have a prolonged period of warm weather. However, making the most of the damp conditions were 4 Avocet with an additional pair across the river. A pair of Ringed Plover looked interested in this new habitat.
Sedge Warbler were singing from the reedy ditches by Redwall reed bed and Swallow were chattering overhead. Nearby Willow Warbler were singing from the north-east corner of No.6 and No.5 tanks. A sulking Grasshopper Warbler was along Lordship Lane.
Observers: Frank Duff, Paul Crawley, Don Weedon, Sparky, WSM.
All images Paul Crawley except for Avocet by WSM.