Main sighting: Pintail and Weasel
En-route to hides – House sparrows, crows, blue tits, magpies (pair nesting in the village too), chaffinches, starlings, Canada geese, heron, robins, 3 redwings, blackbirds and woodpigeons. Redshank platform – 68 shoveler, 3 shelduck, 8 teal only, mallards, gt spotted woodpecker calling, 28 lapwing only, 17 gadwall (a better number), fem marsh harrier, meadow pipits, 1 fieldfare, goldfinches, 4 curlew (overhead), herring gulls, moorhens and skylark singing. Hide 2 – no sign of the Dartford, but plenty of activity in the three bramble bushes including 2 wrens, 3 chiffchaffs, 2 pairs stonechats, pair of reed buntings and 3 meadow pipits. Also from here, drake pintail showing well, 2 greylags, 116 shelduck that flew up from lagoon 3, and on the edge of the island 20 ringed plovers with 7 dunlin mixed in, and a flock of 81 dunlin that flew in but did not land. 4 wigeon only, and on the way out a weasel was scurrying along the bank.