Sightings from this morning's circular walk around Castle Lake;
Foumarts Lane - 5+ Redwing, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Tree Sparrow and 2 Greenfinch.
Island Farm - 10 Grey Partridge, small numbers of Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer and Reed Bunting and 4 Corn Bunting with at least two singing.
Castle Lake - 2 Mute Swan, 1 Shelduck, 12 Shoveler, 200 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck (quite scarce at the moment), 7 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 2 Dunlin and 2 Redshank.
Alan's Pool - 1 Redshank and 1 Mistle Thrush.
Low Hardwick - 300 Golden Plover, 300 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Skylark over west, 1 Mistle Thrush, 15 Siskin and 10 Lesser Redpoll.
A1 Flashes/River Stell - 1 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret and 5 Redshank.
The small boggy, marshy pond at the south end of Foumarts Lane has had a clear out, been enlarged and thanks to the recent rain a good fill.