21 Canada Geese on Freeman's Pool, as well as the usual Tufted, Little Grebe, Coot and Moorhen, along with a single Lapwing and Oystercatcher on the island. Hedgerow saw Reed Bunting and Whitethroats looking very handsome in the morning sunlight. On the track were up to 10 Lesser Whitethroat and Common Whitethroat, Dunnock and Greenfinches. Wildfowlers’ Pool was quiet apart from Little Ringed Plover and 1 Lapwing, this area is now looking more like a muddy puddle and the Flood is dry as a bone.
On the river was a single female Eider and plenty of Shelduck with a brood of up to 16 chicks. Also, plenty of common butterflies about the place.Steve