Main sighting: Curlew Sandpiper / Juvenile Dunlin
Blackcap 1, chiffchaff 2, common whitethroat 1, cettis 1 and reed warbler 1 (all singing birds). Redshank platform – 91 dunlin including a single juvenile bird, also 1 curlew sandpiper and 3 sanderling mixed in (1 in partial breeding plumage), greenshank 1, shoveler 2 pairs, gadwall 1 pair, ringed plover 9, avocet 2 pairs, lapwing 25 (good sized group at the moment), cuckoo calling towards the seawall tea rooms area, linnets, skylark singing, 2 herons, reed buntings, 2 swifts, 7 swallows and female kestrel. Seawall – 5 curlew only birds of note. Hide three – mute swan 12, oystercatchers 4, little egrets 3 and a pair of tufteds. back at redshank mid-morning – single black-tailed godwit. Other: common blue, meadow browns and small skipper butterflies, female hairy dragonfly and a dead mole.