Green-winged Teal present again today, though elusive as always. It flew on to the back of the pool front right of the hide just before 6pm this evening with a flock of Teal, disturbed from cover by a Marsh Harrier flying over, and showed for maybe 5 minutes, displaying to any female that came near, before sidling off back into the cover of the rushes.
3rd attempt in 3 days finally bore fruit this morning when it flew in with a small group to the back of the pool and immediately melted into the rushes at the back. Despite a Merlin flashing through low and fast briefly chasing a Redshank and a Peregrine flying over it was one of the few birds which didn't reappear until about 11am when at last one of the Marsh Harriers came close enough to spook it out onto the 'swamp' where it could be seen clearly. Also a Ruff today and yesterday when it was accompanied by a Black-tailed Godwit festooned with red colour rings..