Today was taken up completing the WeBS survey at Ditchford GP, slipping and sliding in the mud as we went!
There were comparatively few large gulls in the Ditchford Lane area which was rather disappointing. A first year Scaup was with Tufted Ducks on the Watersport Pit to the west of Ditchford Lane. A pair of Smew were on the old Skew Bridge Pit. Other birds included 2-3 Little Egrets, 2 Stonechats, 3 Chiffchaffs, 8 Cetti's Warblers, 6-7 Kingfishers, 3 Grey Wagtails, c60 Golden Plovers over east, 6 Water Rails, just a couple of Siskins and 4 Lesser Redpolls.
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