At last, something's dropped in

... in the shape of six Dunlin on the increasing expanse of sand/mud yesterday evening. I can't remember seeing so many here before. True to form, they'd disappeared by this morning but the two Little Ringed Plovers were still around.

The grebes are keeping to the shelter of the willows so I haven't seen any sign of the youngsters. I'm just hoping the nest on the eastern bank hasn't been inundated by the waves that have been lapping up over the last week or so.

A party of eight Swifts screamed over the park and Sand Martins have reached three figures though they don't breed here. House Martins are still pretty scarce but another two 'sites' around the village are occupied again.


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