Friday the 13th was a very productive day at the reservoirs. Early morning produced ringed plover,redshank and dunlin.5 common sandpipers were around most of the day. A superb adult summer med gull called in but best of all a hobby gave a flying display as it chased a house martin unsuccessfully.
In the afternoon 12 common terns (1 juv) stayed for half an hour. A very early returning female Wheatear was looking forlorn in the heavy rain at wheatear corner.
Thursday 12th July A Drake common scoter was still present after arriving yesterday. 45 tufted duck, 2 ruddy duck 12 great creasted grebe and 96 coot kept it company.