The monson of late July covered about a third of the reserve with one or two inches of water. Everything turned green for a week.
Unfortunately it all disappeared in the next week and since then it has steadily got worse. Today it looked like this and we struggled to 21 species although Kinnegar added another 10. The fact that it waas low tide at 0920 probably didn't help.
There are over 50 moorhens in the reserve but sometimes you see none at all and at other times 30+ appear from the reeds, some still come up to the window looking for millet.
153: Roseate tern
68: Manx shearwater
91: Roseate tern