The marshes look very dry with only one or two pools holding water. The water storage lagoon is almost empty but has sufficient water to attract about 20 coots, 2 little grebes and a pair of wigeon. On the fields I saw 1 lapwing, 1 curlew and 1 oystercatcher. A single adult common tern flew up and down the canal. Plenty of young birds including reed buntings, sedge warblers and blue tits in the canal side vegetation.