A swift visit to the marsh before the rain sets in produced a Marsh Harrier being mobbed by an Eurasian Hobby over No.5 tank.
No.6 tank was surprisingly alive with stuff including a family party of 5 Yellow Wagtail. Hundreds of Common Swift were hawking low over the eastern embankments while an absence of hirundines was notable. A Green Sandpiper was with the Lapwing flock, while c80 Black-tailed Godwit shared their space with 20 still in summer plumage Dunlin, 30 Redshank, 2 Ringed Plover and 1 adult and 4 juvenile Little Ringed Plover. The ducks were increasing slightly with Eurasian Teal reaching double figures and with them was the first female/juvenile Garganey of the autumn. A small flock of Tufted Duck included their now growing rapidly ducklings.
Observer: WSM (and image).