With No.6 tank a mere dried out puddle it was to the secluded pool that drew me this evening on. A jittery Green Sandpiper nervously tiptoed along the edge of the pool before flying away and immediately returning to settle for the duration of my stay and providing some excellent views.
An adult Little Ringed Plover was equally confiding and alongside some juvenile Pied and 2 Yellow Wagtail provided a tidy size comparison to those passerines (they really are small plovers).
A couple of juvenile Marsh Harrier were constantly circling over the area testing out their new wings.
A small (200) Starling murmuration didn’t really make an impression and 8 Raven loitering along a fence line weren’t up to much either. A Common Swift was heading south at dusk while numerous juvenile Swallow, Sand and House Martin were over the Canal Pools.
Observer and images: WSM.