A brief visit for a walk around No.6 tank in the fine warm summer sunshine is always a treat. This years Spring hasn’t been one to remember for its summer migrants and it’s still worrying that there is no Cuckoo reported!
The lanes were busy with singing Reed Bunting and sky scrambling Whitethroat, while the trackside ditches had both Reed and Sedge Warbler out competing each other.
Towards the end of our walk a quick scan over the receding waters of No.6 sludge tank revealed the usual c100 Common Shelduck with just a few Tufted Duck and Common Teal, plus 3 pairs of Shoveler. A flock of c320 Black-tailed Godwit had 3 Ruff with them but there wasn’t much of any other shorebirds to brag about.
Image by Paul Crawley.