And almost immediately something very unusual :
A pair of Gadwall shoot past, only the second Cuddesdon record after a small flock on some winter floods over a year ago. Then this floated past:
A bastard hybrid of Canada Goose and Greylag Goose. And who said local patch birding was a whole load of effort for no reward? There was little else of note, a few Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck and some more Gulls, but the potential is enormous. Little Egret? Common Tern? Species an arable patchworker can usually only dream about.
Nobody could say I didn't get stuck into the floods today...