Had a two hour visit this afternoon. Saw a Grass Snake in the Vole pools, but everything else was very quiet until a Peregrine dropped in on the 500+ strong Black-tailed Godwit flock sending them all skywards and enabling one to be picked out with ease, they never settled after that and continued making a racket all the time I was there. A peregrine visited later but carried on over Eastwards – perhaps it wasn’t hungry!

Only other species of note were two Black Terns dipping in to the freshwater scrapes and a Spotted Redshank, again on the scrape.

Everything seems to be at a great distance and with the heat haze made photography for anything other than record shots very difficult.

Grass Snake
Grass Snake
Black Tern
Black Tern
Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Spotted Redshank
Spotted Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-tailed Godwit

David