An evening watch overlooking the river from Marsh Farm was rewarded with 1,100 Black-tailed Godwit feeding on the mudflats before the advancing tide.
An Avocet was a welcome surprise there with the 300 Common Shelduck and Mallard.
Towering over all this was a male Peregrine perched on the blue-topped chimney and no doubt selecting something from the avian smorgasbord below. The farm was still attracting Wheatear with 5 birds sheltering from both the stiff breeze and frequent rain. Across the tank and an additional 6 were along the pipes on No.1.
Three Fox cubs enjoyed a respite from the rain showers earlier but stopped play fighting when mother returned with a Rabbit. Another Rabbit on the Half Furlong Lane was marginally more active with the signs of advanced myxomatosis.
Another flock of Black-tailed Godwit numbered 50 on No.6 tank. While across the marsh, 3 Avocet, Oystercatcher and Black-headed Gulls were on the ‘Shooters pools’.
Observers: Frank Duff, WSM (and images).