Main sighting: Barn owl / Possible yellow-browed warbler
In the vegetation by the little bridge at the entrance, small warbler with an eye stripe and wing bar seen briefly before flying further along, could not relocate but in the brief time I saw it I am certain it was a yellow-browed warbler. En-route to hide – robins, chaffinch, woodpigeons, magpies, crows, blue tits and a cettis flying across the path. Hide one – heron 1, Canada geese, teal 45, wigeon 123, shoveler 31, gadwall 3 pairs, redshank 21, ringed plover 1, mallards, mute swan 2, moorhens and shelduck 3. Hide two – Spotted redshank 1, marsh harrier 2 females, meadow pipit, wren, herring gulls, female kestrel, cormorant 2, chiffchaff, moorhen, blackbird and 2 reed buntings. Snipe platform – 3 pairs of coot, 6 more gadwall and 15 more wigeon. 51 distant avocet seen from the sea wall. Hide three – Lesser black-backed gulls, 19 more shelduck, pair of stonechats, little egret 1, jackdaws, goldfinches, pied wagtail and 4 knot. Back at hide 1 the barn owl made an appearance in the right hand corner between the showers at 1521hrs.