Birds back on the brooks

Gorgeous sunset on Sunday afternoon, and after a long period when there was a lot of shooting and very little wildfowl on the brooks to the south of the village,  there were lots of Lapwing (maybe 400 or so), c 30 Teal and Shoveler, and c10 Pintail.  There were some Greylag and Canada Geese, a Grey Heron and 5 Cormorants in the tree near the heronry, but no signs of activity on the nests.  Plenty of Black-headed Gulls too, some Coots and Moorhens.  Nice to see a few birds around for a change!

This afternoon two Barn Owls were hunting in the fields by the confluence to the north.