West Hartford was steady late afternoon.
Initial excitement was had with the distant view of two long white necks sticking out of the pools near side vegetation - two mute swan. Bewicks or whooper would have been better!
Up to six short- eared owl patrolled the fields, with a couple sitting it out on the western fence. The occasional snipe was lifted as the owls skimmed the marsh edges.
Among the forty two lapwing, two early oystercatcher were present - numbers should start to increase over the next few weeks. Fowl-wise, 28 teal were on the pool.
As with most afternoons gull activity was good, with c, h and bhs' dropping in prior to heading off to the coast to roost.