On the levels to the south c40 gorgeous Pintail (males & females) a few handsome Shoveler, 20 or so Teal, a handful of Wigeon and 5 Grey Herons close to the little heronry – on which were 2 more herons sitting on nests with another above. An extremely pale Buzzard sat on a distant bush, and a Little Egret in an even more distant field. The Buzzard was so pale, with a dark neck & head – looked like a vulture! About 140 Lapwing in the fields to the west, and more displaying and calling in the fields to the east.
The white rump of a Green Sandpiper disappeared off from the overflow pit, there was a brief snatch of Cetti’s Warbler near New Inn Farm. A Reed Bunting was singing merrily on the east side when a Goldfinch ventured too near and the Reed Bunting chased it off rather forcefully. The only winter thrushes were 3 Redwing along the bridleway from New Inn back to Hollands Lane.