An early evening walk around No.6 tank started with the injured Black-tailed Godwit that was feeding by one of the outlet towers alongside several juvenile Common Shelduck and Common Teal. Mallard, Shoveler and Gadwall were also present on the water. A flock of c400 other godwits were feeding in the shallower water with a handful of Redshank and a flock of Lapwing. A few raptors included Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were all noted on my walk with a further two Kestrel were hunting side by side over No.4. Along Lordship Lane a large flock of Black-headed Gull fed on the cut crop fields and were joined by 2 Curlew. A late clutch of Moorhen chicks were in a ditch along the lane and a flock of mixed finches were on the bank there.
Observer: Paul Ralston.
Archive image by Heather Wilde.