Freeman’s Pool quiet with a few Coot and Swans. House Martins, Swallow and Swift added interest. Lapwing seem to have given up with the maize fields, one or two only on here, the maize is shooting up. Whitethroats, Blackcaps and a Sedge Warbler on the track. Wildfowlers’ dull. Marsh covered in sheep. A LRP was the highlight on the flood. The railway cutting is gong to be ruined within a few short years because of the Himalayan Balsam spreading. This is a perfect spot for it! I pulled up quite a bit today, if you see any do the same. I also found some Knotweed, which I pulled up. I have seen the damage these two plants cause, Skerton Weir is overrun with the stuff which doesn't leave room for much else. Lancs county council have been contacted but don't hold your breath!