Making our way along the track on No.5 tank to see the Starling gathering with many perched up in a tree on the bank. The flock were bathing on the flooded fields on the mitiagtion area on No.3 tank before finally gathering in a flock of c7000 and departing to the east.
The water on No.6 tank was its most flooded with the water extending further out to the west. A good size gathering of duck included: 47 Mallard, 27 Gadwall, 230 Common Teal, 34 Common Pochard, 34 Tufted Duck and roosting up on the tree were 12 Cormorant including a couple of ‘sinensis’ forms.
Observers: Sparky, WSM (images 1-3 & 5).
Image 4 by Paul Ralston.