Lade - steady rain `til noon, drier brighter afternoon - The drenching continued for well over 12 hours, and boy was it welcome. An influx of non-breeding Pochards on south lake numbered around 100 where at least 15 pairs of Great Crested Grebes are breeding. In the afternoon much more warbler activity due to the sunshine with young of Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler on the wing.
ARC - 1000hrs At the south end a mixed flock of 20 Yellow and Pied Wagtails feeding on emerging insects from the wet mud. Hundreds of Pochards here too. Single adult Dunlin amongst the ringed plovers.