Acting on information received , thank you Simon / Mote Park-A Wildlife Patchwork , I made an early start to arrive at Mote Park just after 0830 , on another very wintry day . With all the work going on on the site , I had to park some way from previous visits , and made the 'Old Pond' my first port of call . Work has also been done here and with a fairly high water level , it didn't look good for Water Rail or a possible Jack Snipe . In fact there wasn't even a Common Snipe to be seen , an the
As for targets , Goosander and Water Rail , but no Smew . In the words of Meatloaf , 'two out of three ain't bad' . And finally , thanks again to Simon for the information .
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