A quick visit to the patch today revealed 5 little egret on the marsh, c. 20 fieldfare round weedy corner, little grebe and a few teal on wildfowlers, a juvenile mute swan on the tiny pond right next to Dawsons bank, a gadwall on Bank Pool, lots of corvids on the maize fields with a few chaffinch and reed bunting.
I seem to lose concentration in certain areas of the patch. One of these is at the footpath through Freemans leading to Marsh Point. I flushed a slender passerine feeding in the leaf litter which quickly disappeared in to the trees and couldn't be relocated. I think I may have missed out on something half decent.
A greensandpiper and redshank were on the flood with an empty packet of viagra close by.