A dawn look at the settling beds did not produce the hoped for singing Sedge Warbler but it was a lovely dawn and one of the male Marsh Harriers was skydancing enthusiastically.
Within the Ely 10 during the day Brendan Doe found a female Ring-necked Duck on the Washes at Fourballs Farm. A great find as the bird was not close and even when I knew it was out there demanded a good grilling of all the diving duck. I did luck in and whilst watching it had a 2nd winter male Hen Harrier drift in front of the scope. A beautiful bird it showed both close and well as it moved down the Washes putting up flocks of Teal and Wigeon as it went. At Pymoor I got distracted from looking for the American Wigeon by a bird that looked like a Marbled Duck. I only ever saw the head and neck of the bird as it fed, well hidden within the grass, I watched it till it was too murky to see anything more of note. Earlier, on my way back from watching the Baikal Teal at Fen Drayton, I popped in at Chain corner where a pair of Garganey were a very pleasant surprise.
Although outside the Ely10 I can't not pop in a picture of the Baikal Teal at Fen Drayton.