A pair of Shelduck were brief visitors today. They were present at 1530, but gone by 1615. I suspect they may have moved on to perhaps Brascote. Also today a Water Rail gave good views at the Stanton inflow end of the reservoir. Yesterday there was a distinct passage of Meadow Pipits, all flying north. Interestingly I had been on the phone to Portland bird obs. where they reported a similar movement.