After a deluge of rain in the morning the day brightened up in the afternoon so I decided to walk round the reserve. Loads of wildfowl all over the scrapes and marsh; Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall, Pintail, Pochard, Tufted, Mallard, Shelduck, with flocks of geese grazing around the reserve. There were enormous numbers of Lapwing with some Golden Plover mixed in. Saw a few Snipe in different places. On the Target pools which like everywhere else are full of water there were also some Ruff and a few Black-Tailed Godwits. A hunting Peregrine and a couple of Sparrowhawks and would you believe it a Kestrel kept putting everthing up giving evidence of the colossal amount of fowl on the reserve.