The shooting has had no affect on the Mallard numbers, which actually increased to 124. On the other hand there were no Teal or any other ducks. Four Grey herons was a little more than normal.
We spotted a flock of Starlings in pasture a couple of fields from the patch and went over to count them. Dave estimated 280 to 300, but my camera counts could only muster 221.
|Some of the Starlings|
All pretty grim really.