Probable Jack Snipe judged on characteristics of quick jump from A to B in total silence but visuals very brief indeed. However all not lost because a search of the spot produced very good views of a male Stonechat.
Good to get some big gulls and the biggest of 'em all, c10 GBB. A number of Herrings, same with LBB and the small gulls.
Accurate numbers are out the window but:
c100 Greylag Geese, c17 Mute Swan, c20 Goosander, 8 Pochard, c16 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye, pr Gadwall, few Tufted, c18 Teal and Wigeon, c8 Cormorant and plenty Mallard, Coot, Moorhen.
6 Tree Sparrow, pr Bullfinch, couple Fieldfare, usual woodland types and conspicuous by their absence not a single woodpecker sp.
|Wish we had Tree Sparrow in our back yards.|