It was too nice of an evening to be stuck indoors so I had a saunter down to the marsh for a look over No.6 tank. The summering flock of Black-tailed Godwit were coming and going with c450 birds busily feeding up. A small cluster of 8 Ringed Plover were testing the patience of a parent Lapwing, and in a losing battle trying to keep one eye on its chick and the other on the smaller plovers which were scurrying around. Presumably the dozen Dunlin that were here the other evening were still here but they were feeding in the shallows with the godwits. A few Redshank were still lingering about. A surprise group of 5 Curlew flew in at dusk and settled down for the night.
Over on No.3 the small band of Avocet were still here and a territorial dispute between a Lapwing and Ringed Plover and Sheep was a complete standoff.
The Marsh Harrier was noted and a loose flock of 34 Raven were making their way inland.
Observer and image: WSM.