On Saturday 26th September 2015….
An hour visit to Swallow Pond was well worth it, as I was lucky to see great views of a Water Rail, which was only a few metres away in front of the public hide. This usually shy, but noisy resident was very easy to find. On the pond, there were high numbers of Gadwall, with over sixty present; and Shoveler with 26 recorded. There was also four Wigeon, six Teal, a single male Pochard and three Tufties.