Also noted was a drake Shoveler, four Tufties, several Coots, a few Mallards, three Grey Herons and some crackin' views of Common Buzzard, with very pale underwings and a liking for flying into the woods at head height, somewhat Goshawk-like, as those who have seen one this year tell me! I did not see Crammy's female Goosander tho'.
Chiffchaffs were calling to the east, west and north, two Long-tailed Tits moved through the hawthorns, and I watched a Kestrel drop like a stone into the SE field where the small flash is. A Snipe flew up and the Kestrel retreated to a nearby bush. Would a Kestrel dine on a Snipe? Or are they a little too gamy!?!
I was very disappointed to see MSD building on the wetland they used to use to give local schools a taste of Mother Nature.