Yesterday evening on my home from work I stopped in at Southleaze. My first visit for a while and I was pleased to see that the lake has not been affected by all of the recent work in the area. In fact it is looking great with the Reeds having grown tremendously. The hoped for waders were not here but there were three Little Egrets and a couple of Herons along with thirty plus Mallards. I also looked in at Wroughton Reservoir where I saw three Little Grebe and a Moorhen. This morning I stopped off at Froxfield. No Sandpipers today but five Little Egrets, three Herons and a Lapwing were noted. On my way home from Wales this afternoon I drove along the M48 and alongside the motorway is a wetland area. There were at least forty Little Egrets scattered around the area. The most I have seen together in the UK.