My visits to the farm tend to be less frequent in August as the water levels are low and there are few wetland species to be found. However, I do continue to make the occasional visit to keep an eye on things and this morning I was pleased to find that after the recent rains there is a little water in some of the scrapes. The first bird I saw on the small flood by the Cut Bridge was a smart juvenile Black-tailed Godwit. I was able to enjoy some close views of it as fed in the damp grass, and a selection of photos were obtained and shown below.
A few other waders were on the farm with eight Snipe and a Green Sandpiper seen during the short visit. A Teal was on one of the other pools, whilst a flock of 208 Greylag Geese were loafing in the fields. The scrub around the old irrigation pond was frequented by two Whitethroats, two Spotted Flycatchers and a few Chiffchaffs and a couple of flocks of Goldfinches totalled ca 30. On the Irrigation Pond the Little Grebe pair still have dependent young and a Tufted Duck was present.