A couple of hours post work birding on and from No.5 tank. I met Arthur along the track on Moorditch Lane and we birded together looking over No.6 tank.
The usual suspects were on offer including a smart gathering of Tufted Duck and territorial Common Shelduck. The Black-tailed Godwit flock were busy feeding in the centre of the water with the occasional Redshank. A short distance away on the drier bed were 4 Ringed Plover along with the three-footed combo Curlew Sandpipers. Presumably the bird with its left foot missing is the same bird which was at Seaforth on 17th May 2016 this month and previously at the same site on 30th July 2013?
A Common Buzzard was hovering over the banks while a female Marsh Harrier (pictured at the top of the page) headed through from the east.
A couple of Yellow Wagtail and the ubiquitous Common Swift zipped over the banks and one almost gave Arthur’s barnet a side parting…it was that close!
Observers: Arthur Harrison, WSM (and images).