Main sighting: Barnacle Geese
Very quiet on the lagoons today, water level is way too high still for waders (only seen a pair of Black-tailed Godwits briefly). Of note was a male Peregrine passing in front of hide 1 which spooked 5 Common Snipe. Snipe platform – 78 Shoveler, 182 Teal, 121 Wigeon (225 more from the seawall), 1 Gadwall, 3 fem and 2 male Tufted Ducks, 11 Greylags and Ravens. Seawall – no sign of the Black Redstart (Dan Webb reported a fem from Goldcliff Pill which may be the bird which has been loitering around the buildings by the seawall)? 39 Avocet, 71 Oystercatchers, 52 Curlew and 1 Gt Black-backed Gull. Hide 3 – the four Barnacle Geese were in with the Canada’s.