Additional to yesterday's sightings (29/9/21) a Red Kite that drifted east at 10.10hrs (Dave Smith). This brings the September total to 91, which is a new record beating the 1994/1995 total of 90! It could have been more if the usual waders had visited. A very good effort by all.
Thursday, 30 September 2021
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: GJ Speight, S Denny, P.Meredith, A Smith.
A Ruff dropped in at 10.50hrs.
Red-breasted Merganser Anglers CP 30.09.2021 P.Meredith
Sand Martin 2. Swallow 73. House Martin 130. Meadow Pipit 334.
Common Gull 1 adult. Lesser Black-backed Gull 54. Skylark 23. Song Thrush 3.
Grey Wagtail 1. alba Wagtail 30. Chaffinch 16 (some south, some west).
Greenfinch 4. Linnet 8. Goldfinch 12. Reed Bunting 1.
Shoveler 2. Snipe 5 (2 + 2 +1).
Today was better in terms of quality. RBM is not annual here these days,
and Ruff is becoming increasingly scarce, this being only the second of the year
https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20210930 Full count per @Fitzybirder
Wednesday, 29 September 2021
This morning Willow Tit near wader scrape (SE3709), 2 Siskin calling, Coal Tit, Great Spot Woodpecker & Cetti's Warbler (JP).
This afternoon 73 Gadwall, 22 Shoveler, 20 Teal, Coal Tit, , Kingfisher, Common Gull, 3 Chiffchaff,
A female Scaup was new in this morning.
Wintersett Vis.Mig: P Meredith, G J Speight, S.Denny.
Red Kite 1 (probably different to last 2 days). Jay 6 (2 + 2 +2).
Meadow Pipit 586. Skylark 34. Swallow 62. House Martin 35.
alba Wagtail 24. Greenfinch 4. Linnet 29. Goldfinch 5.
Siskin 2. Reed Bunting 2. Jay 6 (2 + 2 + 2).
Going south west:
Greylag Goose 54 + 13 north.
Golden Plover 23 (6 + 17).
Snipe 52 in 10 parties - 3rd highest vis.mig. Snipe count!
Mistle Thrush 2.
Full count per @Fitzybirder
Tuesday, 28 September 2021
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: P Meredith, G Speight, S.Denny.
Meadow Pipits started well enough, with 500 through by 08.30,
but soon fizzled out to an intermittent trickle.
Common Gull 1. Meadow Pipit 698. Swallow 46. House Martin 76.
Grey Wagtail 1. alba Wagtail 37. Greenfinch 10. Goldfinch 30. Siskin 6.
Skylark 35 + 1 east. Reed Bunting 1.
Going south west:
Song Thrush 1. Mistle Thrush 8 (1 + 2 + 4 + 1).
Pink-footed Goose 30. Goosander 1. Cormorant 4.
Snipe 27 (5 + 15 + 3 + 4). Chaffinch 19.
Red Kite 1 - presumably yesterday's bird.
Pied Wagtail 25.
Monday, 27 September 2021
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
per @Fitzybirder https://www.trektellen.org/count/view/1100/20210927
A few birds moving after the rain cleared but pretty disappointing really
Red Kite 1. Wigeon 5 + 9 south west. Snipe 31 + 1 east.
Golden Plover 1. Swallow 63. House Martin 85. alba Wagtail 2.
Meadow Pipit 112. Goldfinch 4.
Anglers CP:Peregrine 1.
Sunday, 26 September 2021
Peregine 1 juvenile. Chiffchaff 1 male. Lesser Black-backed Gull 55.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
Meadow Pipit 509. Rock Pipit 1. Siskin 1. Swallow 337. Golden Plover 2.
Skylark 11. Chaffinch 4. Greenfinch 5. Linnet 41. Goldfinch 44.
Grey Wagtail 1. alba Wagtail 28. Snipe 1 + 1 east.
Going south west.
Greylag Goose 14 + 2 north east.
Snipe 26. Mistle Thrush 8 + 1 south east, Siskin 9.
Reed Bunting 1.
Pink-footed Goose 32.
The juvenile Scaup still present. Goldeneye 5 females. Goosander 1 redhead.
Shoveler 86 + 9 ACP. Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.
Lepidoptera ACP:Speckled Wood 1. Small White 1.
Saturday, 25 September 2021
A Wheatear was in a nearby pasture this morning (JP) and 35 Pink Feet Geese headed west at 08.05hrs.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20210925
A better morning that expected with good mipits, mainly after 9am - per @Fitzybirder
Meadow Pipit 1406. Black-tailed Godwit 3. Swallow 141. Grey Wagtail 4.
alba Wagtail 12. Greenfinch 27. Linnet 28. Goldfinch 27. Siskin 14 (4 + 10).
Yellowhammer 1. Reed Bunting 2.
Black-tailed Godwit Anglers CP PMeredith 25.09.2021
Going south west:
Skylark 14. Mistle Thrush 1.
Cormorant 10 in one high flock. Snipe 1. Jay 5 in one flock.
Pink-footed Goose 82 + 30 and 5 dropped in from west and left west after a couple of hours.
Pink-footed Geese - 5 dropped in Anglers CP SDenny 25.09.2021
The juvenile Scaup still present.
24 birds were ringed this morning.
Highlights were 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Goldfinch and 2 Grey Wagtail.
Grey Wagtail ringed Wintersett Res. 25.09.2021 RBailey.
Did you know?.... Late in the season, many warblers put on large amounts of fat to migrate large distances without refuelling. Examples this morning of Sedge Warbler at 18.7g (usually 10-11g), Whitethroat 19.6g (13-14g) and Blackcaps 22.3g, 24.0g and 24.8g (16-18g). Probably going direct to the Mediterranean at least!
Anglers CP: Little Egret 1.
Migrant Hawker 1 Anglers CP.
Friday, 24 September 2021
Today's best 1 Snipe, 12 Shoveler, Cetti's Warbler, Treecreeper, Goldcrest, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.
2 Terrapins were hauled out in the scrape and 5 Red Admirals were feeding on Buddleia. (JP/L & A Corrall).
The juvenile Scaup still present. Goosander 1 redhead. Wigeon 25.
Shoveler 103. Reed Warbler 1 on north bank.
Pintail 1. Peregrine 1 over. Pochard 6.
Pink-footed Goose 130 + 9 north east.
Red Kite 1. Siskin 6. Meadow Pipit 178. Chaffinch 13. Greenfinch 3.
Swallow 13. House Marin 10. Grey Wagtail 4.
Speckled Wood 1 Anglers CP.
Thursday, 23 September 2021
Anglers CP + Vis.Mig.
Goosander 1 redhead. House Martin 40 + 5 Anglers CP. Swallow 10.
An adult White Wagtail was on CP shallows this afternoon.
A Little Egret flew over north at 11.00hrs.
An immature Scaup was in this morning, then flew to Cold Hiendley Res. when the boats came out.
It was back on Wintersett Res. at 17.30hr - per SDenny (See photograph)
Yellow-legged Gull 2 adults, Herring Gull 2,
Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Common Gull 1,
Black-headed Gull 2000.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
A Spotted Flycatcher was sallying for insects at the back of the wader scrape this morning (JP). Also present Willow Tit (wader scrape SE 3709), Little Egret, Cetti's Warbler, 12 Shoveler, Peregrine, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk.
4 comma and 1 Red Admiral were on buddleia.
Sophie Pinder hard at work today giving the Western Meadow its annual cut.
Wintersett Res + VisMig.
A juvenile Scaup was spotted at 11.10hrs, by Pete Smith. (NFY). A Hobby flew over.
A Water Rail was in the boathouse reeds. Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.
Cetti's Warbler 3 males - south east corner, west bank marsh and boathouse reeds.
Goosander 1 redhead. Shoveler 106
Little Grebe 17 + 1 ACP. Wigeon 23 + 3 ACP.
Little Egret 1 at 07.45hrs + 1 over Anglers CP at 09.45hrs.
Sand Martin 1. Meadow Pipit 41. House Martin 34 south + 10 over.
A juvenile Peregrine flew over the Pol fields.
Pochard 4 + 3 WRes. Teal 29.
Haw Park Woodyard Area:
A Southern Hawker was near the Woodyard Haw Park Wood.
Fungus at Anglers CP:
Thanks to @Fhickenbottom and @CliffGorman 47
for identification of Japanese parasol - Parasola plicatilis
Parasola plicatilis is a small saprotrophic mushroom with a
plicate cap. It is a widely distributed species in Europe and North
America. This ink cap species is a decomposer which can be found in grassy areas, alone, scattered or in small groups. Wikipedia
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Warm and sunny this morning, with a cool westerly breeze.
Anglers CP + Vis.Mig:
The first skein of autumn - 20 Pink-footed Geese heading east,
Shoveler 9 east. Wigeon 12 east, 8 west and 8 south.
Whitethroat 1 west bank. Reed Warbler 1 in boathouse reeds.
A 1stW Mediterranean Gull was in early morning.
Pintail 11. Goosander 1 redhead.
Wigeon 32 + 5 ACP. Shoveler 104 + 11 ACP. Teal 26. Pochard 1 + 3 ACP.
9 Birds were ringed ACP this morning.
Chiffchaff 4. Goldfinch 3.
Blue-tailed Damselfly 1 male Anglers CP.
A male Common Darter and a Brown Hawker were around the boathouse reeds, Winterset Res..
Small Copper 1 Anglers CP.
Monday, 20 September 2021
Goosander 4 redheads.
A male Cetti's Warbler was in the northeast corner. Canada Goose 2.
A Small White and a Speckled Wood were seen at Anglers CP.
A Green-veined White was in north area Wintersett Res..
A Red Admiral and 2 Commas were on ivy at Pits Wood.
Odonata - Wintersett Res..
A Common Darter was in the boathouse hedge. A Brown Hawker was in the north east corner. A male Common Blue Damselfly was on the west bank.
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Anglers CP Vis.Mig.
Greylag Goose 11 + 6 north . Snipe 4. Mistle Thrush 2.
Swallow 22. Grey Wagtail 1. alba Wagtail sp. 4. Meadow Pipit 112. Linnet 2.
Dunlin 1 over. Pochard 7. A Little Egret flew in from the east at 11.03hrs.
A juvenile Peregrine flew over.
Haw Park Wood:
2 Hobby flew over. A flock of 100 Goldfinch.
Overnight moth trapping was quiet in the Wintersett Area.
Highlights were: A Dusky-lemon Sallow, Vine's Rustic and 6 European Hornets.
Saturday, 18 September 2021
The highlights today were adult male Redstart at back of wader scrape and juv Pintail on on main scrape (CG/JP). Also present resident Buzzards in the air with their one offspring, Great Spot Woodpecker, Treecreeper, 38 Teal, Cetti's Warbler, 3 Cormorant and Kingfisher.
11 Red Admiral were feeding on Buddleias.
Wigeon 46. Pintail 2. Snipe 1. Kingfisher 1, Hobby 2.
Anglers CP Vis.Mig:
https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1100/20210918 Per @Fitzybirder
Common Scoter 25 high west.
Meadow Pipit 60 south + 60 in car park field, only seen when got up to mob a Sparrowhawk.
Great Crested Grebe - 3 circled the lake several times before leaving.
2 Cormorants went through very high.
An adult Osprey flew through at 10.14hrs.
The first Osprey of the 2021 autumn
Anglers CP Paul Meredith 18.09.2021
A Dunlin flew through at 10.32hrs. Skylark 1, the first mover of the autumn!
Sand Martin 1. Swallow 77. alba Wagtail sp. 9. Goldfinch 4.
Going south west:
Jay 7 flying high (2+4+1). Mistle Thrush 5 (2 + 1 + 1)
Going north east:
A little Egret dropped in ACP for 5 minutes, then left north east.Wintersett Res. + Ringing Per @Pete Smith1254
A male Cetti's Warbler and a Water Rail were in the west bank marsh.
30 birds were ringed this morning.
Highlights were: Chiffchaff 11. Reed Warbler 6. Sedge Warbler 1. Blackcap 7. Reed Bunting 1.
Red Admiral 5 flew south.
Wintersett Res. Evening Gull Roost: per @StevieD131
An adult Mediterranean Gull was in the roost tonight.
Click the link below to see video.
Friday, 17 September 2021
The female Mute Swan Y643 that arrived yesterday continued to deteriorate even though her wings and legs were in good condition. So a call to the Swan Rescue Service resulted in the bird being collected this evening by Dave Pointon, who took it to be kept locally overnight before it goes to the Selby Swan Rescue Hospital tomorrow. A huge thanks to Dave and Dan from the Rescue Service for coming so quickly (CG). She was ringed at Thrybergh Country Park on 6th October 2020 after an injury to her wing.
A new pond, one of 5 on the Tyas Hall estate, is in in the process of being excavated near Storrs Mill by Wildscapes.
A Little Ringed Plover flew over.
A Kingfisher and a Dunlin were seen on the shallows.
12 Pintail circled over at 09.13hrs, then left west.
Cormorant 8 + 4 WRes.. Shoveler 66 + 32 WRes..
Pochard 5. Wigeon 13.
A Brown Hawker was around Botany hedge.
2 male Common Blue Damselflies were on the east bank Cold Hiendley Res..
Thursday, 16 September 2021
A Willow Tit called and sang briefly near the ringing ride just after dawn (SE3709). Catches are still low here 1m Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs.
A Grey Wagtail flew north, 3 single Meadow Pipits high south, 2 Buzzards were in the air, 30 House Sparrows was notable and 4 Wigeon were our first this year! (JP/CG)
An adult Mute Swan Yellow Y643 came waddling down from the car park and was ushered into the dike for safety. This is not one our birds, it must have crash landed.
2 Foxes were hunting the wader scrape.
Butterflies enjoying the autumn sunshine were 19 Red Admiral, 4 Comma and 17 Speckled Wood (L & A Corrall).
Anglers CP Vis.Mig.:
An enjoyable morning with a steady stream of migrants going south.
1060 Meadow Pipit, 515 Swallow and a Ruff at 07.15hrs, were the highlights.
Sand Martin 1 south.
Yellow Wagtail 1 south west.
A Peregrine flew over. A Hobby flew over. Wigeon 14 + 4 WRes.. Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult.
Shoveler 85. Pochard 3. Goldeneye 5 females.
Little Grebe 20. A Sedge Warbler was on the west bank.
Red Admira1 1 ACP.
Odonata - Wintersett Res:
Brown Hawker 4 over boathouse reeds. Common Blue Darter 1 male. Common Darter 1 female.
Vespid -Wintersett Res:
A European Hornet was on the west bank.
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
At least 1 Whinchat, 2 Cetti's Warbler, 20 Meadow Pipits, on stubble, Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, Red-legged Partridge, 12 Shoveler and 13 Swallows in at dusk to roost (K. Bannister/JP/CG).
Butterflies included 23 Red Admiral, 14 Comma, 20 Speckled Wood, 1 Meadow Brown, 1 Brown Argus, 1 Common Blue and 8 Small Copper. 4 Silver Y moths were in the southern meadow (Chris Parkin).
Wednesday at Wintersett was a bit of a novelty, with birds moving today!
Anglers CP + VisMig:
Hobby 3. Marsh Harrier 1 west, Golden Plover 1 over.
12 Buzzards were in the area.
Red Kite 2, Tree Pipit 2, Meadow Pipit 210, Swallow 109, Teal 23. Sand Martin 1.
Going north west:
Ringed Plover 2.
Shoveler 104. Little Grebe 19 + 5 Anglers CP.
21 Birds were ringed this morning.
Highlights were - 8 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest and 4 Blackcap.
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
A juvenile Arctic Tern flew east. Chiffchaff 4.
Teal 13 + 1 Anglers CP. Wigeon 8 + 1 Wintersett Res. Pochard 2.
2 Golden Plover flew east. Goldeneye 3 females. A Water Rail was on Botany Road.
Little Grebe 15 + 6 Anglers CP. Shoveler 84 + 7 Anglers CP.
The adult and juvenile Whinchat were still present. Also of note a 'Cream Crown' Marsh Harrier west at 08.45hrs, Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, a singing Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 3 Swallows and 8 Mistle Thrush (JP/K. Bannister/L & A Corrall).
A Barn Owl was hunting the western meadow at dusk (D. Standish).
Monday, 13 September 2021
The juvenile Whinchat from yesterday was still present, this time with an adult ( about a half a mile from the reserve on the path that leads to Sidcop in Cudworth) sallying for insects from low bushes and concrete fence posts.
On or near the reserve 2 Cetti's Warblers sang, 6 Swallows, 12 Shovelers, 2 Kestrels, Sparrowhawk, 12 Mistle Thrushes and 1 adult Collared Dove (JP CG)
A Cream Crown Marsh Harrier over upper Cudworth at 07.50hrs was harassed by a Herring Gull as it drifted north (Keith Bannister).
Sunday, 12 September 2021
Mute Swan 30 Canada Goose 311 Greylag Goose 216 Cormorant 7
Coot 406 Moorhen 18 Great Crested Grebe 53 Little Grebe 15 Mallard 259
Teal 15 Shoveler 96 Wigeon 1 Gadwall 44 Tufted Duck 307 Pochard 2
Goldeneye 6 Lapwing 180 Snipe 1 Grey Heron 6.
8th September 2021
Greylag Goose 238. Shoveler 86 + 32 W.Res.. Wigeon 1 + 7 WRes.. Teal 9 + 3 WRes..
Sand Martin 3.
Cetti's Warbler 2 males north bank. Goldeneye 3 females. Little Grebe 20 + 1 ACP.
Brown Argus 1 Anglers CP. Green-veined White 1 east bank WRes..
A Red Admiral and a Small Tortoiseshell Pits Wood.
9th September 2021
A Willow Warbler and a Reed Warbler in south west corner + a Reed Warbler north bank WRes.
Shoveler 81. Wigeon 10. Mallard 273. Teal 16.
A Hobby flew over. Swift 1.
12th September 2021
23 birds were ringed:
Highlights were : Chiffchaff 10. Blackcap 8. Goldfinch 3.
Reed Warbler 1 on north bank.
Cetti's Warbler 3 males - north bank and north east bank WRes. + 1 male Ruin area,
+ 1 dead on road at Botany Bay.
Green-veined White 1 north bank WRes..
A Grass Snake was in the area.
This morning 2 Common Sandpiper flew south over the wader scrape, a Cetti's Warbler sang from the scrape, 3 Coal Tit, and a Juv. Whinchat was in a nearby field (JP).
This afternoon a Willow Tit called from the marsh (SE3710) at 12.15hrs (D. Standish).
Then at 14.20hrs a Cream Crown Marsh Harrier came up the valley and gradually climbed, heading NE. 2 Red-legged Partridge were in a field nearby (K. Bannister).
An adult Hobby was catching dragonflies at 14.30hrs landing briefly in a Silver Birch (CG).
Also present Water Rail, Kingfisher, 11 Shoveler and Buzzard.
5th September 2021
72 Birds were ringed at Wintersett
Highlights were: 26 Chiffchaff , 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Reed Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Goldcrest.
A male Cetti's Warbler and a Water Rail were in the west bank marsh.
Anglers CP + Vis.Mig:
Pintail 2 in. Common Tern 1. Hobby 1. Chiffchaff 23. A Peregrine flew over.
Ringed Plover 3, (+ 1 north over WRes..) Teal 12. Meadow Pipit 4. Red Kite 1 over Haw Park.
Going north: Goosander 8.
Lepidoptera: A Green-veined White was in the Willow Wood, Wintersett Res..
6th September 2021
A Yellow Wagtail flew over. A Greenshank and 7 Black-tailed Godwit flew south west.
Common Tern 1.
27 Birds were ringed:
13 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 9 Blackcap and 1 Whitethroat.
2 Grass Snakes were in the area.
7th September 2021
3 Black-tailed Godwit flew around before leaving north at 08.15hrs. Wigeon 2.
Anglers CP.: Brown Argus 1, Large White 1
Wintersett: Small Tortoiseshell 3
Pits Wood : Small Tortoiseshell 2, Holly Blue 1. Red Admiral 1.
Disposal Point Big Pond: Comma 1.
Disposal Point and Big Pond:
Ruddy Darter 1 male. Southern Hawker 1 male, Common Blue Damselfly 1 and Common Blue 1.
Another 1st for the area - per Georgie W-S https://twitter.com/GeorgieWightman
Conocephalus fuscus, the long-winged conehead
Anglers CP 07.09.2021 Pete Smith
Conocephalus fuscus, the long-winged conehead, is a member of the family Tettigoniidae, the bush-crickets and is distributed through much of Europe and temperate Asia. This bush-cricket is native to the British Isles where it may confused with the short-winged conehead.
Saturday, 11 September 2021
Still very quiet here especially for waders. Best today c10 Shoveler, 30 + Teal, 1 Little Egret north, 1 juv. and adult Buzzard and 1 ad & 1 juv. Collared Dove (not common here).
Butterflies included 10 Comma, 6 Red Admiral and 20 Speckled Wood.
There were at least 15 Brown Hawker, c 10 Migrant Hawker and 2 Southern Hawker males on the wing.
Thursday, 9 September 2021
A Redstart was found by John Finch this morning.
40 Meadow Pipits and 6 Skylarks were feeding in stubble (JP).
This evening Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 8 Shoveler and 57 Teal. This was the highest count for 20 years! 15 Swallows came in to roost.
A Southern Hawker along with several Migrant Hawkers were hunting.
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Today A Willow Tit called from the Whin Pool area of the embankment at SE 3709. A Cetti's Warbler sang from the reedbeds and a Snipe and 41 Lapwings were additional to the 20 Teal and other resident wildfowl on the wader scrape (JP/K. Bannister).
Sunday, 5 September 2021
Friday, 3 September 2021
Another dreary day was brightened up a bit by some decent birds. This morning c500 Geese on the top fields comprised of Greylags, but most were Canadas. Also present Green Woodpecker, 2 single Willow Tits on the embankment at SE3710 & SE 3709) (JP).
This afternoon 7 Shoveler, 28 Teal, 1 Swift south, 1 Hobby north at 15.13hrs, 1f Great Spot Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 1m Cetti's Warbler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Herring and 4 LBB Gulls.
c10m Migrant Hawker & 1m Southern Hawker & 1 Red Admiral (CG).
8/8 cloud, cool with a light easterly.
Hobby 1. Swift 9. Sand Martin 5. Snipe 1. Whitethroat 1 on east bank.
A Nuthatch was at the feeding station.
Little Grebe 16 + 6 Anglers CP. Cormorant 6 + 4 Anglers CP. Pochard 3.
Thursday, 2 September 2021
c400 Canada & c20 Greylag Geese were on Ferrymoor Flash with a juv Cormorant and 3 Shoveler.
Swift 3. Sand Martin 1. Teal 7. Wigeon 1. A Little Egret was in the shallows.
Cormorant 5 + 2 Cold Hiendley Res
Shoveler 40 + 9 Anglers CP. Goldeneye 3 females + 1 female Cold Hiendley Res.
37 birds ringed were ringed at Wintersett this morning.
Highlights were: Willow Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 9, Blackcap 6 , Linnet 6
and Reed Bunting 2.
Hobby 1 over.
A Green-veined White was on the west bank, Wintersett Res.
Wednesday, 1 September 2021
Peter Rawson made a cracking job of repairing the damaged seats on the embankment this afternoon and the YWT cut the vegetation on the island in the scrape.
Today's birds included juv. Kingfisher, 29 Teal, 1 Cormorant north, 4 Shoveler, 4 Little Grebe, Water Rail, 3 juv. Sparrowhawk and Buzzard (CG)
This evening 630 Canada Geese and 107 Greylags came to feed on an adjacent stubble field at dusk (D. Standish).
Butterflies on show were 2 Red Admiral, 3 Peacock and 4 Speckled Wood.
Cloudy with a cool, moderate northerly breeze.
7 Black-tailed Godwit flew into the shallows at 09.48hrs, left east at 10.11 hrs.
Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult. Wigeon 5.
Cetti's Warbler 1 male on east bank + 1 male on north bank Cold Hiendley Res..
Cold Hiendley Res: