Lapwings, greylag geese, coots, black-headed gulls, cormorants and a heron. in the Loder Valley, Wakehurst Place, Sussex, England
Lapwings can be seen all year round in the UK. They leave upland areas after the breeding season and move to lowland fields for the winter. Large numbers of N European birds arrive in autumn for the winter. Source; RSPB click for more info'.
I can't remember seeing them in the Loder Valley before though, here on the 14th of September 2014.
An exceptionally dry September means the water level is low, exposing mud for birds to probe.
As well as the Lapwings there were Greylag geese, coots, black-headed gulls, mallards, cormorants, a crow pecking at a dead gull and a heron.