The first BLACK TERN of the autumn - a moulting adult - was found by Jeff Bailey on Friday and within a short while had been seen by Sally and her son and I - still showing well on Startop's End Reservoir. It spent long periods resting on the bales and was still in fairly good plumage other than the white forehead.
The view from the Drayton Hide - the spit now covered in a mass of Lapwing and Black-headed Gulls
The long-staying Greenshank
Gadwall numbers now up to 34 individuals...
Lapwings up to 216
Common Redshank on Friday
Pair of Red-crested Pochard still resident on Startop's