I paid a visit after work to No.6 tank with little less than the hour to play with it was a tight squeeze.
A flock of c500 Common Teal were keeping to the edges of the vegetation while a small flock of Lapwing were joined by 17 Black-tailed Godwit.
The occasional Common Snipe dropped in during my observation and the first signs of Starling roost began with c5000 dropping into the reed beds when the sun dropped below the gas works. Other birds were seen heading to the east past the Weaver estuary.
Observer and images: WSM.