An evening watch over the open water of No.6 tank produced a fine selection of ducks which included: c500 Common Teal, 21 Pintail, 67 Tufted Duck, 12 Gadwall, 34 Mallard, 87 Shoveler, 43 common Shelduck and 7 Common Pochard. The Cormorant roost reached 21 when I left but more were arriving. The small flock of Black-tailed Godwit were flushed by a mobile crane carrying a platform which poked above the tree line.
A Ruff followed the feeding pattern of the Spotted Redshank as it scythed its bill from side to side while the other wader followed in its wake.
Observer and images: WSM.