Main sighting: Jays
More jays on the move with a whopping 42 counted passing through in small groups. Hide one – female kestrel on the hay bales and meadow pipits still in good numbers with 115 counted (there would be more), 4 skylarks passing low down with 5 sand martins and on the hay bales was a wheatear and a male stonechat. Hide two – cettis 2, teal, linnets, shoveler and 2 little egrets. Snipe platform – female tufted duck, 8 mute swans. Seawall – 2nd wheatear, curlew on the mudflats in low numbers, 5 ruff came in but didn’t land on the lagoons as water level too high – promptly flew back out, 2 buzzards and a stoat by the fence leading onto the seawall. Steady passing of swallows with only 43 counted i total. Stonechats on the move with a pair seen in front of hide 3 with another pair and a female by the manure piles. Four little grebes now present, gadwall and a flock of 45 lapwing came in. Other: male common darter and 2 migrant hawkers (Can the hide slats be left open please to allow for ventilation – covid still with us). 39 wigeon on Red Barn pool from the roadside.