Main sighting: Bittern / Spoonbills/ Egrets
En-route to hide 2 – Robin, crows, chaffinch, gt spotted woodpecker, sparrowhawk being mobbed by jackdaws, magpies, starlings, woodpigeons, chiffchaffs (2 only), linnets and mute swans. Hide two – 79 teal, 61 shoveler, 2 gadwall, 1 lapwing roosting, moorhen, cettis, mallards, bittern flew in and landed edge of reeds to the left of the hide, skylarks, 4 ringed plovers which did not land, 2 pintail and a roosting garganey (possible second bird too). Snipe platform – herring gulls, shelduck, goldfinches, pair of spoonbill top right corner, great white egret close by them, 1 heron, 42 more lapwing, 22 coot, 12 gadwall, pied wagtails, 1 redshank only (did not land), siskin overhead calling, black headed gulls, lt grebe and a pair of tufteds. 15 curlew only birds from seawall. Hide three – pair of stonechats with a female whinchat, Canada geese, 9 greylags, pair kestrels, 1 barnacle goose, 18 more teal, 12 more shoveler, 11 more gadwall, 3 more lt egrets and a cormorant. 4 swallows seen only, no other hirundines. Other: 2 red admirals (quite breezy for butterflies).