Main sighting: Barnacle Geese
AM visit: pheasant, good numbers of migrating woodpigeons (one group 1000+), male preregrine hunting, shelduck, shoveler, 85 wigeon (more on the saltings), 2 barnacle geese in with the Canada’s in the field behind snipe platform, chiffchaff contact call, cettis calling. (from snipe platform) -1 heron, 4 lt egrets, 52 teal, 68 gadwall, 2 drake common pochards, 2 lt grebes, 1 snipe, pair stonechats, skylarks, female goldeneye, 1 swallow seen three times (there was a pair flying around the entrance of the reserve also), 3 tufted ducks, meadow pipits, 300+ lapwing towards the power station and fieldfares. Seawall – migrating sisking overhead calling, kestrel hunting, 114 curlew, 2 grey plovers, 4 knot, 15 avocet, 63 oystercatchers, 2 gt black-backed gulls and a passing red admiral butterfly. Hide 3 – female marsh harrier hunting and 1 passing stock dove.