Main sighting: Citrine / migration
0545 – 1000 visit, 50 species, highlights male wheatear on the roof of hide 2. Snipe platform again proved the best spot with 18 little egrets being a good count, 3 sedge warblers, 29 teal, pair of wigeon, 2 herons, 17 black-tailed godwits, 7 redshank, cettis calling, 1 ruff, 2 curlew, pheasant, green woodpecker calling, 31 gadwall, only 1 mute swan, pair little grebes, buzzard, 3 snipe, 3 reed warblers, juv water rail, pair of kestrels (one juv bird), 5 yellow wagtails, the citrine showed at 0600 on the mud to the top left of the long line of reeds, 8 shoveler, green sandpiper over and calling, and around 0950 a single avocet came in to the lagoon. Seawall – good movement of sand martins (well over 300) and later in the morning a steady passage of swallows and house martins, 424 shelduck was a good pre-autumn count, 32 oystercatchers and linnets. Hide three – 42 ringed plover on the mud with 62 dunlin mixed in, juv whinchat and 2 pairs of stonechats and several meadow pipits along the fence line. Long hedge line – 2 chiffchaffs and a single willow warbler. Other: gatekeepers, southern hawkers, large white butterfly.