Main sighting: Pintail
Dawn – 10.00. Chaffinches, skylarks, moorhens, crows, lots of fieldfares again but only 2 redwings, cettis calling. Snipe platform – 2 mute swans, robin, wren, 1 greenshank, 1 heron, 9 shoveler, Canada geese, pheasant, spoonbill still present, pair of kestrels, magpies, 1,200+ starlings, 19 snipe, 2 little egrets, 581 black-tailed godwits in 2 separate groups, linnets, excellent count of 178 knot, woodpigeons (large flocks high overhead), pied wagtails, pair stonechats, 93 lapwing, good count now of 103 teal, raven, 103 dunlin roosting but 206 seen in total, female sparrowhawk hunting (twice), blue tit, 1 ruff, meadow pipits, black headed gulls. Seawall – curlew, shelduck, ls black-backed gulls, 12 pintail, gadwall, cormorant. Blackbird, chiffchaff contact call from the hedge line. Hide two – 5 grey plover with 19 ringed plovers, pair of buzzards, goldfinches, jackdaws and collard doves.