Main sighting: Merlin
Morning visit – water levels still too high (can the 3rd lagoon be drained perhaps to allow exposed shallow mud), only waders seen were 10 lapwing which was very disappointing. Highlights included 28 greylag geese, 14 shoveler, wigeon, 4 little egrets, 1 cettis and 1 chiffchaff calling, male sparrowhawk, black swan, 6 gadwall, 28 mute swans, 1 heron, 15 teal, curlew, skylarks, cormorant, good find of a female merlin by Paul.. Seawall – 1 gt b b gull, 10 grey plovers with 5 dunlin and 15 oystercatchers. Hide 3- lovely close views of a female kingfisher fishing and landing on the fence from the hide, also a pair of kestrels hunting (adult female and a juv male), pair of stonechats and 6 swallows through. 33 long tailed tits in a roving flock. 1 male common darter, 1 painted lady, possible migrant or southern hawker? 1 stoat and rabbits.