Main sighting: Spotted Redshanks
Dawn to mid-morning visit highlights – 5 chiffchaffs, 8 lt egrets, 156 teal, 4 shoveler, 2 herons, 1 buzzard (light-phase bird), 48 sand martins with 26 house martins and 248 swallows passing through together, another passage of meadow pipits with 148 counted and 14 skylarks, 1 cettis calling, green woodpecker yaffling, only 1 ringed plover and no dunlin, 3 ruff, 2 spotted redshanks feeding together, 2 greenshanks, 9 snipe, 56 lapwing, 7 yellow wagtails, 2 white wagtails in with numerous pieds, 9 black-tailed godwits, female kestrel, male sparrowhawk, glossy ibis made a brief appearence before going out to the mudflats, kingfisher, black swan, pair of stonechats, 1 wheatear, 62 knot and a male peregrine. Mudflats: 2 gt b b gulls, 68 curlew and 62 oystercatchers. Other: 1 painted lady, 2 red admirals, 2 speckled woods, common darters and numerous migrant hawkers. Likely candidate for a great-white egret flying across to the Pill but not enough time to confirm ID – size right, kinked neck, slwoer wing beats etc but could not see the bill for positive ID sorry.