From the North Moors pool we walked around to the east hide at the Moors Pool. Around Amy's Marsh and the islands were 5 Common Snipe, 20 Curlews and c.60 Lapwings. Also present in this area were a number of Teal and a Grey Heron. Of note on the pool were 6 Pochards, quite a few Shoveller and small numbers of Tufted Duck. Numbers of wildfowl are now just beginning to build up for the winter.
We didn't see the elusive Bittern today, which was a shame as my wife is a big fan of the Heron family. I had best not tell her about the views I had of it the week before when I came here on my own!
Common Snipe - Upton Warren, 25th Oct 2010:
Curlew - Upton Warren, 25th October 2010: