An afternoon walk around No.6 tank in the warm sunshine started with a couple of female Shoveler with the Tufted Duck flock. There were 4 Avocet, Redshank, Dunlin and a single Common Sandpiper close to 200 feeding Black-tailed Godwit which were spread about the tank.
A flock of juveniles Starling were seen to bunch up making shapes over Marsh Farm and doing their best to evade an unseen (by me) threat. A Green Sandpiper was seen to leave the shallow pool near to the ‘Splashing Pool’.
The female Marsh Harrier flew low over the area and 2-3 young birds were notable. I was walking back along Lordship Lane when a Grey Heron left the ditch carrying a young Moorhen and settled in the ‘shrike field’ alongside Hares Lane to finish it off.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.