This morning was taken up completing the monthly WeBs count at Pitsford Res. Despite significant disturbance there were good numbers of wildfowl present particularly Wigeon, Gadwall and Shoveler. Highlights included ca11 Little Egrets, a Ruddy Shelduck, a Bar-headed Goose, a Garganey, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Pintail, a Ruff, 2 Greenshank, 4 Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail. Overhead migrants included plenty of Meadow Pipits, a few Siskins and a flock of 14 Ringed Plovers flying south at 12.30pm. Late hatch butterflies including Small Copper were attracted to flowering mint in the margins.
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