I have not been on the reserves at all this weekend so this is a quick update based on reports received. The return to spring tides and a let up in the rain has allowed the stream and Lake at Farlington Marshes to host a few more waders again with 2 curlew sandpiper being seen amongst the more regular species. On Sunday morning a spotted crake was seen at the back of the Lake. It was reported as a juvenile, although this is perhaps the most likely age for migrants in autumn it is almost impossible to age them at this time of year unless seen really well, as the adults have completed their post breeding moult by now and look very similar to juveniles. There were also reports of small numbers of wheatear and whinchat, mostly along the fenceline to the south of the Lake.