With a nice warm breeze in the air and just a few clouds in sky I decided to give Vange Wick a bash today. A complete circuit of the Wick took just on 5 hours. I walked up to the reed bed and had a break scanning over the marsh and also the adjacent EWT reserve. The reed bed in the photo above produced the first couple of Sedge Warblers for the year.
A bird-less Vange Wick after the JP had passed on, not all bad though with today's better sightings consisting of: Greenshank 1, Blackwit 4, Curlew 29, Snipe 3, Redshank 7, Lapwing 2, Shelduck 49, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard 9 on the Wick with an hour & a half on the Marsh producing: Little Ringed Plover 2, Common sandpiper 1, Greensandpiper 3, Oyc2, Avocet 2,Sedge Warbler 2+, Swallow 2, and the usual selection of commoner Ducks. "So 11 species of wader isn't too bad I guess"