Main sighting: White Wagtail
0600-noon. Hide one – redshanks, roost of 43 curlew (no ringed birds) and 2 herons. Hide two – 3 snipe, 126 black-tailed godwits which flew off at 0713 climbing high and migrating, 10 teal, 71 lapwing, 2 ringed plovers, 15 shoveler, 8 chiffchaffs in the hedge behind the hide and a female redstart there later, 3 little egrets, 5 common buzzards (4 circling together, 5th one by the Point), ravens, 1 wheatear (3 more on seawall and a further 7 on the hay bales from seawall), 2 oystercatchers, 3 ruff, black headed gulls and large movement of sand martins in flocks of 105, 86, 60 then smaller groups at least 400+ counted through the morning, cettis calling, 2 cormorants, 15 mute swans, 8 stock doves, a pair of kestrels, 2 dunlin only and a white wagtail feeding on the mud opposite the hide. Snipe platform – pintail, 2 little grebes, 2 tufted ducks, 57 more teal, wigeon now at 31, gadwall 11 and a female sparrowhawk (seen 3 times during the morning at one point trying to catch a yellow wagtail on the hay bale). Seawall – 1 gt black-backed gull, at least 73 yellow wagtails counted most of them on the hay bales along with 2 whinchats, 44 more dunlin on the saltings, greenshank and 1 bar-tailed godwit on the 3rd lagoon. A red kite was circling opposite hide 1 on the way back out. Other: 1 common blue, 1 painted lady, speckled woods, small whites, 1 green-veined white, 1 migrant hawker, 5 common darters.