|Snipe ©Tom Tarpey|
There was a nice variety of duck present including two small parties of Shoveler and a few Wigeon that we assumed were recent arrivals, although a lone Shoveler had been seen there on a few occasions over the summer.
Shoveler ©Tom Tarpey
We also had party of five Gadwall and brief views of what appeared to be a pair of juvenile Garganey. Both of these species have been present at the site over the summer so it is tempting to think that they may have successfully bred. In the case of the Gadwall this was the third summer that the species has been present at the site.
Gadwall ©Tom Tarpey