Lade - cold, cloudy, light airs - A day of counting birds commenced on the local patch where a touch under 2,500 waterfowl were logged, the majority Coots. Due to the calm weather conditions birds were spread across the still waters and around the willow swamp where Slavonian Grebe, Smew and 5 Goldeneye also noted. The usual Marsh Harriers were patrolling south lake.
Walland Marsh - Joined CP for a run out onto the Marsh this afternoon for the monthly harrier count which was a strangely quiet affair with only one bird coming to roost and another six in the area. Also noted 4 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels and a Barn Owl, plus around 1,000 Lapwings and Golden Plovers.