The markings on snipe are fantastic,
if they are not stood out in water like this they can be so hard to find.
Took the dogs up to Thacka this morning and had a look in on the flood , there was 20 Common Gulls, a few Black-Headed Gulls, 2 or 3 pairs of mallard, 10 Oystercatcher, and 1 Pied Wagtail, and new to me on the top flood, a Redshank, normaly see them in the wet area below the settleing pond.
There was a few Jackdaws around the edges of the flood, along with Crows. Flying around the area there was quite a few woodpigeons and Stock Dove. At one point a Sparrowhawk flew over and disturbed everything momenterily, it went on its way heading towards the woods near Newton Rigg. A mistle Thrush was singing in one of the trees near the big house which was good to hear.
The sun was shining and it was really warm on my back as I scoped the flood, lets hope there is more to come !!.