The tides are a little bit more favourable for my after work visit to No.6 tank. A message from Mark (Whipper) Gibson diverted my attention to the south-east corner of No.6 tank where the Black-necked Grebe was performing nicely.
A large flock of c1000 Black-tailed Godwit included 3 juvenile Ruff, 148 Common Redshank, 8 Common Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 160 Dunlin and c500 Northern Lapwing.
A female Marsh Harrier flew through spooking the godwits from their slumber.
Observers: Mark (Whipper) Gibson, WSM (images 1-9 and video).
Sparrowhawk flight sequence images by Nigel Case.