The highlight for one lucky observer this morning was a solitary 1st summer Mediterranean Gull for an hour before departing elsewhere (FD).
Two Marsh Harrier were out wandering with the usual male joined by a female.
The shorebirds present over the last few days were still lingering and included the two handsome summer Curlew Sandpiper, 34 Dunlin (one of which was frosty looking (alpina wannabe?) , 23 Ringed Plover, a single Black-tailed Godwit and 6 Avocet. One of the Avocet seems to have set up camp next to the neighbour from hell, in the form of a very attentive Common Shelduck and no amount of wing flapping/dragging and calling will it take the hint to just go away!
Wheatear could still be found around and a Whinchat put in an appearance along the fence on No.5 tank.
Alyn’s journal for his day reads:
Observers: Alyn Chambers (images 1, 3 & 5), Frank Duff (image 4), Sparky & WSM (images 2)