Observer: Alyn Chambers (image 1).
A late walk around No.6 after the downpour. A Chiffchaff was calling by the track alongside the tank, while 2 Swift and many Swallow were feeding overhead. There were good numbers of Tufted Duck, Common Teal, Mallard and Shelduck out on the water with 8 Mute Swan amongst them. 38 Cormorant were on the roost tree and more were flying in as I walked along.
Waders were scarce with only 2 Curlew and a Common Snipe noted. Meanwhile an area set away from the main action featured 4 Greenshank and 2 Wood Sandpiper and yet more Teal and Gadwall.
The walk along Lordship Lane had both Reed and Sedge Warbler calling in alarm as I made my way back to my car.
Don had the first Merlin of the autumn on No.5 tank.
Observers: Paul Ralston (images 2-3), Don Weedon.