Morning at the Water Park

As planned I headed for the Water Park this morning. My intention was to go to the current wader hotspot of Pit 132 which is one of the Gloucestershire pits. However as the A419 was closed I had to go via Wootton Bassett which put me on the wrong side of the Park. So instead I started at Kent End where I saw Lapwing, Ruff (county year-tick), Little Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher along with several juvenile Black-headed Gulls and a couple of young Common Terns. From here I went to Twitchers where a Little Tern had been briefly seen both yesterday and earlier on this morning. I watched form here for about an hour but saw only Common Terns. A Marsh Harrier was seenin the distance and a Ruddy Shelduck flying onto the scrape was my 2nd county year-tick of the day. I then walked along to Lake 68 in the hope that the Little Tern was on there but with no joy with just a few more Common Terns seen. Reed, Sedge and Cetti’s Warbler were all seen or heard and a couple of Green Woodpeckers flew overhead.

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