A walk out to the ‘phalarope pool’ where a gathering of 119 Black-tailed Godwit were again busy feeding, sleeping and territoral fighting.
One particular godwit found the presence of a pair of Yellow Wagtail too much and shooed them on their way.
A couple of Avocet were also present with a pair of Tufted Duck, Mallard and Coot were their respective broods.
No. 6 tank had a pair of Marsh Harrier hunting the reed beds while on the eastern fringes were c450 Black-tailed Godwit, 29 Dunlin and 10 Ringed Plover. There was plenty of Common Swift action over the eastern banks with c100 birds forced down by the drizzle.
Observer: WSM (images and video).