A Sunday morning hike around No.6 Tank in very humid conditions made for a sticky walk. We stopped for a drink looking over the ‘phalarope pool’ where a small number of Black-tailed Godwit, 30 Northern lapwing, 16 Eurasian teal and 3 very grown up juvenile Gadwall.
Walking further we stopped again to look across the waters on No.6 tank. A flock of c1000 Black-tailed Godwit included with them 230 Northern Lapwing, 67 Dunlin, 54 Common Redshank and a single Common Sandpiper. A small number of ducks were also present.
A tractor ploughing the field by Moorditch Lane where several hundred Black-headed Gull (including the luecistic bird) were with Herring, Lesser Black-backed and Common Gull.
Observers: JS & WSM (images).