The first visit for me for about a month. A fortnight in Poland, home improvements and a new job have forced me in to semi-retirement. Highlights from Saturday included 2 pairs of tufted ducks and a single male gadwall on Freemans pools. A little ringed plover was valiantly defending it's territory from overflying LBBG's. Had an odd sighting of a squirrel running across a sandbank in the middle of the river being mobbed by the local gulls. Had it just swam across the river ?? A male reed bunting and whitethroat were singing at Darter pool and a lesser whitethroat tetting near wildfowlers with a chiffchaff nearby.