This morning when I arrived at Wilstone a flock of five Shelduck were flying round. They did settle for a time before departing in an easterly direction. Also there was a GREY PLOVER on the barley bales again – quite a surprise to be honest. Like Saturday’s birds it flew off into Bucks towards Aylesbury. Both the Shelduck flock and the Grey Plover had departed before 6:40.
Two Common Sandpipers, an Oystercatcher and a flyover Redshank along with Lapwing made for a reasonable wader showing. Also quite a passage of gulls with 20+ Herring and 80+ LBBGs going through.
The Brent Goose is sticking with a pair of Greylags still and I left it on the bank in front of the hide. I wonder if it will migrate.
Startops had two male and one female Red-crested Pochards and Marsworth had a few Sedge Warblers singing.