An after work walk in bright sunshine and with a chill wind I walked along the track above No.6 tank with the evening light illuminating the ducks below on the water.
9 Shoveler, 23 Common Shelduck, a pair of Tufted Duck, 156 Common Teal and small numbers of Mallard. 130 Lapwing were roosting up and a small flock of Redshank were joined by just a single Black-tailed Godwit.
There were plenty of Raven about to feast on the available sheep carcasses on No.5 tank and even the Magpies helped themselves to a rack of lamb.
The Whooper Swan herd could be seen in fields by the model aircraft field just east of Hill View Farm this evening.
Observer and images: WSM.