This morning the BLACK-NECKED GREBE was still near the jetty, but couldn’t find either the Water or Rock Pipit anywhere. However, there is plenty of Mud and other places for them to disappear to. Saw five Goldeneye today and also seven Dunlin and the Little Egret. Water Rail was also in the open to the right of the hide with a Chinese Water Deer behind it and a Fox that went from the reed bed round along the bank from the boathouse to the middle and then along the bank towards the hide (Roy Hargreaves).
Others including Francis Buckle saw the WATER PIPIT today but there was no confirmed sightings of the Rock Pipit (LGRE)
Bird of the day was undoubtedly the flyover RED-THROATED DIVER that Mike Wallen watched flying high east over the Beacon early morning. Mike's stamina for flogging the hills has been well and truly rewarded this autumn - he has done very well indeed. Just wish I could spend more time up there (LGRE)