An early morning walk around No.6 tank and what a difference a day makes with the recent heavy rains covering a large part of the tank.
The Common Teal and Mallard are now back in decent numbers with c40 Black-tailed Godwit feeding in the shallow water alongside 4 Ruff and 3 Redshank on No.6.
A Little Egret secreted itself on the ‘secluded pool’ and c30 Shoveler were on the ‘Splashing Pool’.
A charm of Goldfinch fed on the teasel along the path and were kept mobile by a Kestrel hunting alongside. Along Lordship Lane was a mixed flock of Black-headed Gull and Common Gull fed on a seeded field with both Wood Pigeon and Stock Dove with 6 Curlew.
Several Swallow were seen heading south when I made my way back to my car.
Observer and images: Paul Ralston.