Main sighting: White Wagtail
Morning visit. En-route to hides – 2 male pheasants, woodpigeons, wrens, crows, herring gulls, 2 chiffchaffs, magpies, robin, mallards, 2 herons, 2 whitethroats, reed warbler singing and jackdaws. Hide one – most of the activity was here with 190 black-tailed godwits, 5 avocet, 2 shelduck, blue tits, Canada geese, 11 redshanks, lesser black-backed gulls, 5 lapwing, 2 ringed plovers, 6 dunlin, 10 lt egrets, 2 shoveler, coot, a good count of 39 gadwall (my highest count here) with 5 more from hide 3, skylark singing, 3 oystercatchers and 4 cormorants (1 a juvenile). Hide two – buzzard, cettis calling, cattle egret in the usual spot on the island ,a single curlew came in and stayed for about 5 minutes, black headed gulls and a moorhen. Snipe platform – 2 male and 1 fem tufteds, 14 mute swans, greylags, little grebe and 1 swallow. Seawall – 6 more swallows, 85 starlings including juvs on the seawall, also 3 pied wagtails (1 juv), and a male white wagtail and 1 yellow wagtail mixed in, 2 sand martins with 18 house martins and 9 swifts. Hide three – sparrows, linnets, 14 more avocet, great white egret, another male tufted, juv male marsh harrier and on the way back another pair of whitethroats, one had nesting material.