An evening watch over No.6 tank with a huge flock of c3400 Black-tailed Godwit (incl 41 juveniles and a single colour ringed bird) spread across the shallow waters with 3 ‘winter’ Bar-tailed Godwit.
The juvenile Spotted Redshank was still around with c300 Common Redshank, 23 Common Snipe, a single Eurasian Curlew, a moulting from summer plumage European Golden Plover and 11 Ruff.
Ducks were again present in numbers with 21 Northern Pintail, 121 Northern Shoveler, a
Common Pochard, 60 Tufted Duck, c200 Eurasian Teal, 7 Common Shelduck and with them were 21 Little Grebe.
A couple of Sparrowhawk upset the plovers while a male and juvenile Western Marsh Harrier and a dark mrph Common Buzzard.
Observer: WSM (images and videos).