I spent an hour at Tongwell this afternoon. the usual array of Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Pochard, Shoveler and Gadwall were present. Also half a dozen Great-crested and a single Little Grebe. A lone Snipe was on the island and a Sparrowhawk flew around the lake. In the Pine trees on the far side around 30 Long-tailed Tits flitted through the foliage.
As it got darker at least 3 Water Rails squealed to each other in the reed-bed, while several Reed Buntings arrived to roost for the night.