With time again tight it was a return to my newly patented Rye Levels watching. I plotted up at the same spot as on the 21st Feb visit, set the scope up and began scanning. A lack of rain over the previous two weeks meant that the floods had dramatically receded, and consequently so had the numbers of wildfowl on the Levels. Total counts were: Mute Swan 3, Greylag Goose 3, Mallard 8, Wigeon 70, Teal 20, Pintail 4, Shoveler 2, Black-headed Gull 10 and Common Gull 1.