Main sighting: Spotted Redshank
Snipe platform – 2 kestrels, robin, crows, herring gulls, mallards, grey phalarope showing well, 5 little egrets, water rail (seen and heard), moorhens, 2 pairs stonechats in the reeds, 6 grey plover on the mud, pied wagtails, 80 black-tailed godwits had a spotted redshank mixed in, all took off and flew high at 0755, 43 redshanks, chaffinch, meadow pipits, cettis warbler, raven, 65 lapwing, wren, male phesant, woodpigeons, magpies. Marsh platofrm – shoveler, teal, 2 ringed plovers, 1 heron, chiffchaff in the reeds, 16 skylarks over calling. Seawall – 15 curlew only, good mix of waders on the waters edge included 2 knot, 1 bar-tailed godwit, oystercatchers, 103 dunlin and 46 grey plovers. Wheatear in the grass by the gate, 1 gt black-backed gull, black headed gulls and a siskin over calling. Back at snipe platform – 62 house martins feeding and 5 swallows mixed in, 2 snipe. Hedge line down to hide – 2 goldcrests, 5 chiffchaffs, dunnock, blue tits. Hide 1 – male marsh harrier and 11 greylags passing. Green woodpecker, starlings and jackdaws by the entrance.