13 Ruff and several Curlew were on the recently ploughed field along Lordship Lane, a little later 5 Ruff joined 6 Greenshank and 2 Dunlin on No.6 tank.
Observer: Frank Duff.
After work I met up with Paul and Mark and we took a hike around No.6 tank noting little along Lordship Lane where Frank had seen the Ruff earlier in the day. No.3 tank and its continuing mitigation work attracted a small flock of Lapwing. In turn 3 Buzzard were to the activity and they attracted 15 Raven who were either harassing the raptors or enjoying their midair tumbling from the uplift from the raised banks.
A Sparrowhawk flying over had a small flock of Goldfinch trailing behind.
The sight of an advancing weather front looming in from the Atlantic was most evident and this produced a fine rainbow arching from Weston Point to No.6 tank. Watching over this spectacle was the female Peregrine on the blue-topped chimney. No.6 tank rarely disappoints so, 15 Ruff, a Common Sandpiper and 178 Lapwing with Common Teal numbering 127 with 8 Tufted Duck, a Pintail and numerous Common Shelduck put a smile of the lads faces.
Observers: Paul and Mark Booth, WSM (and images).