These after work visits are beginning to slow down with the evening light a bit hit and miss lately. This evenings sunshine was reasonably good but still a little flat to get any decent photos. l guess you have to deal with what light there is. That’s the photograph excuses sorted then.
A gathering of small waders revealed 30 Dunlin but they didn’t settle and soon left to find security out on the river. 6 Greenshank, 4 Ruff and 300 Lapwing were the best of the bunch here.
Ducks again featured Common Teal with 100 birds. There were 3 Pintail, 8 Tufted Duck, 24 Common Shelduck and the Ruddy Shelduck from the river finally put in a show on the tank at dusk.
A link to this evenings Ruddy Shelduck video: http://vimeo.com/107638784
Observers: Paul Booth, WSM (and images).