A scan of the rest of the area produced large numbers of Kentish Plovers behind the flocks of Black-winged Stilts, and a group of 14 or so Sharp-tailed Sandpipers.
We followed the Spoonbills to their new area, a similar group of fields full of waders, including a group of 3 Black-tailed Godwits.
We carried on to the mayor's ponds. At the smaller one the winter duck flock was excellent. The first oddity was a Spot-billed Duck spotted by Rob, a female Common Pochard also showed itself. Other species present included Philippine Duck, Garganey, Shoveller, Tufted Duck and Common Teal. The larger pond held Wandering Whistling Duck, and on our return to the smaller one several Pintail and 2 Gadwall had arrived. 10 species of ducks in one area, not a bad duck day!
Other birds in the area were mainly the usual Candaba set, including brief views of a Middendorf's Grasshopper Warbler, and a flyby Black Bittern.