Main sighting: Little Stint
Dawn visit – en-route to hides: robin, crows, wren, 2 chiffchaffs, pheasants, magpies, mallards, buzzard (light individual), blackcap, whitethroat, woodpigeons, lesser whitethroat, blackbirds and dunnock. Hide one – 11 little egrets including two fully fledged juveniles, greylags and Canada geese, avocet, 4 lapwing, 1 shelduck, 6 redshanks, 2 oystercatchers, coot, cettis, 2 gadwall, 1 shoveler, 2 cormorants and reed buntings. Hide two – 2 herons, reed warbler, long tailed tits, and lesser black-backed gulls. Snipe platform – 16 mute swans, 2 pairs little grebes, 2 pairs tufteds with 2 other males also present, meadow pipit, cuckoo calling and showing well, goldfinches and linnets. Seawall – single curlew and starlings. Hide three – male pintail still present, 15 more gadwall, single dunlin, 1 stock dove and 22 black-tailed godwits. Back at hide one – 7 ringed plovers with 9 dunlin, 1 little stint mixed in and jackdaws.