This morning there were fourteen PINTAILS present on Wilstone – mainly by the jetty spit – unusually I heard them calling. Also two Marsh Tits calling by the junction of the main footpath and the footpath to the hide. Two parties of Brambling also brightened up the already sunny day considerably as that brought up my 150th species at the reservoirs this year.
The large flock of Golden Plover still looked decidedly mono-specific. Also had a flock of about 20 Skylarks in a field of stubble to the south of the Dry Canal – no Lapland Buntings or Shore Larks yet, but I’ll keep looking and listening (Roy Hargreaves).