Towards the end of the visit, some gun shots nearby flushed everything. This gave me the opportunity to count the Wigeon flock as they formed a group in the middle of the lake - my highest count of the season to date at 126 birds. 3 Shelduck remained - the pair plus a male. The wintering Chiffchaff was also quite vocal for a while next to where I was standing. I managed a record shot, which unfortunately due to the mass of twigs around it, auto-focussed on the twigs and not the bird, but at least you can tell it is a nominate bird and not abietinus or tristis.
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