A later than normal visit to the marsh due to the excessive warm weather we are experiencing over the last few weeks.
I met Arthur on the bridge on Brook Furlong Lane where he was exiting the marsh but not before telling me he had seen Blackcap and Siskin. I made my way out to the track between No.5 & 6 tanks.
Looking over the edge of the banks to No.6 tank and the first bird that came into view was PR’s juv/female Ruddy Shelduck from yesterday. It was still present at dusk and had to run the gauntlet of some aggressive adult Common Shelduck. There were 14 Common Teal, a steady passage over head of Common Gull and a Carrion Crow attempting to lift a dead Cormorant from the muddy water below the Cormorant roost tree.
Observers: Arthur Harrison & WSM (images).