As a 'working pond', one key characteristic has been disturbance, especially recently as part sof the banks have been re-profiled and landscaped to prevent the sides collapsing (there's a track running along one edge), and to make it easier to access the pump when water is needed for irrigation. So, at first glance, the pond currently looks a bit sparse.
|The farm pond following re-landscaping. The irrigation pump and piping can be seen to the left.|
|A slightly different viewing angle reveals more marginal vegetation.|
|Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba, one of a pair using the margins of the pond in warm weather.|