A male Marsh Harrier was getting bombarded by a Carrion Crow around the South Pool.
At Druridge a Water Pipit was on show from the Budge Screen. This bird was a bit tatty in mid-moult to summer plumage, but this was joined by another in almost full summer garb. Unfortunately only the tatty bird was close enough for photos.
The Great White Egret was very distant and also on show were 3 Pintail, 4 Little Egret and a White-fronted Goose.
|Great White Egret|
6 Avocet were at Cresswell when I had a quick look on the way back south.
This evening the 2 Garganey were still at Shibdon, this time much closer to the hide where they could be heard singing as they displayed to a female Teal.
Last night at Shibdon, as well as the 2 Garganey I saw my first Sand Martin and Jack Snipe of the year.