Main sighting: Migration
6am – 11. Despite sat in hide 2 amongst the thunderstorms there was a great mix of birds on the lagoons today with 14 species of wader. Hide 2 – good count of 83 oystercatchers (5 non-breeders going into 1st year plumage – white collars), 30 lapwing, 8 curlew, 3 cormorants over, 5 teal, single bar-tailed godwit, 1 heron, 15 redshanks including 1 juvenile, 55 black-tailed godwits (all in breeding plumage), 30 dunlin, 5 ringed plovers, 2 common sandpipers, 1 whimbrel, adult greenshank, 1 common gull over with several herring gulls, 2 common terns that came over the seawall but dipped back down out of sight, large flock of 100+ linnets, skylarks, 3 shoveler, shelduck, chiffchaff contact call, 1 yellow wagtail over, female marsh harrier and ravens. 3 common whitethroats seen between hides 2 and 3 with lesser whitethroat also heard, green woodpecker, buzzard, reed warbler singing and pheasant calling. Hide 3 – the 2 wood sandpipers were feeding along the far bank towards the left (pub in the background), 6 knot, 340 black-headed gulls (several juveniles), 5 little egrets, 1 avocet, 106 more dunlin with the first juvenile of the season (1), 73 more lapwing, 9 mute swans, little grebe, reed buntings, gadwall with 3 ducklings, 2 more yellow wagtails, 25 pied wagtails, 1 lt ringed plover, 11 more ringed plovers, juvenile snipe and good numbers of migrating sand martins with 620 in small flocks with others still passing through as we left. Other: several gatekeepers and meadow browns.