An after work trip to Marsh Farm for the Wheatear reported yesterday, but alas, it wasn’t available or had more likely moved on. A flock of 400 Starlings were feeding from the hay bales left out for the calves. The usual Peregrine looked a forlorn figure hunkered up on the blue-topped chimney. Soon the light turned to ambient glow with patches of rain increasing in severity.
I shifted position and in the rain watched over No.6 tank: four Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, a solitary drake Pochard, a pair of Pintail and 87 Common Teal were on the water below the banks. A roost of 210 Golden Plover contained at least a quarter in various stages of summer plumage.
Observer and images & video: WSM