A break in the weather was short lived and by the time I got to the marsh it was pouring down so a quick walk along the path between No.5 and No.6 tanks. Small numbers of Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Common Teal with Mallard and a few Wigeon were out on the water. A single Pochard could be seen amongst the tufties but there may have been more on the far bank. A flock of Raven were scouting the area for carrion and several parties of Fieldfare passed through. A flock of c1000 Starling were heading east to there roost for the night.
Observer and image: Paul Ralston.