A quick hour and half over the valley saw Snipe, Shoveller, Teal, Woodpigeon, Mallard and pretty much everything else go up as the farmer, a couple of buddies and the dogs go about their business on the scrape, far side of the river to the lower paddock.
Checking the area to see what impact the cows had had last time they grazed there, possibly coming back to that section....
I moved on to Tit Lake and he's back....4ANA....and he brought with him the wife and kids. This year it seems as if a lot more of them have survived with 7 still in tow.
Meadow Pipit in large numbers on return journey via the back of the houses.