Sunny, hot late afternoon, but a few birds around
Lotus Pond from the managed area
Many Black-necked starlings, an adult and four young here
Chinese Pond Heron losing it's breeding plumage
Great Egret, arrived for the winter, or on passage - they are never seen in LV in summer
.... and a "Swintail" Snipe. We used to be confident we could tell Swinhoe's and Pintail apart in the field, but now we're told we shouldn't be so sure, as the sizes overlap.