Bumped into a nice group of three Garganey at the back of the Junction Pool at Marshside this afternoon - two drakes and a duck, doing what they usually do - snorkelling in the shallows - but good to see 'em nonetheless.
Probably the high point of a sunny, but cold afternoon really.
Otherwise the site was fairly quiet - a few Swallows battled north, and Clarko had seen the Long Billed Dowitcher in the creeks behind the Sandplant lagoon earlier in the day.
The Sandplant compound was dead, and the outer marsh was a windswept nightmare, dotted with beacon white Little Egrets.
There were of course, lots of these and those.
If the wind had dropped, things would have been a lot better, but it didn't, and the site was colder than a March dawn in a Calakmul jungalow - and believe me, that's cold.
22 White Wagtails with a few Pied Wags, Mipits, Skylark and Reed Bunting on the excellent muddy area at Weld Road earlier, and in the morning, two Ravens heading east over the garden at Dempsey Towers.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...