The main reason for the visit was the juv Ferruginous Duck on the pool behind South Hide. It obliged by being on view as I arrived only to dive into the reeds 5 minutes later. It did show once more, emerging for a quick preen but quickly disappeared again. The whole of the area had loads of Bearded Tit action and it was also pleasing to note c3 Cetti's Warblers in song. A walk through the sluice bushes and vicinity revealed 3 Dartford Warblers, Blackcap, Stonechat and Song Thrush. On the levels were c150 Barnacle Geese, a Water Rail squealed and a Green Sandpiper flew from a pool.
Back at the carpark I found a nice Yellow-browed Warbler by the entrance while 2 Redpoll sp and a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew over.
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