Far too many pressing commitments prevented me from getting down the patch for a few days so a brief early evening blast around was much needed. Despite the rain...
8 swift were feeding over Freeman's Wood and Pools with good numbers of sand martin plus the odd house martin a few swallows.
16 coot were on the pools but little else. 2 adult little grebes were seen but no young.
A sparrowhawk was being mobbed by a magpie.
3 green sandpiper were at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
An further 3 green sandpiper were on The Flood along with 5 snipe and a redshank.
3 little egret were on Aldcliffe Marsh.
No Meds amongst the birds at Gull Bank.
Midday, walked past Freeman’s Pool, on my way to do WeBS, and there was a Little Grebe with one chick on the upper pool.