Main sighting: Avocet and passerines
Dawn to mid-morning highlights: 1200+ swallows migrating through with 30 sand martins and at least 150 house martins. 2 kingfishers by the little bridge near the entrance, 3 greenshanks feeding together, teal numbers have rocketed to 270, 3 herons on the lagoons with a group of 10 that drifted over quite high (had us all thinking they were cranes at first), 77 ringed plovers with a similar number of dunlin, 9 lt egrets, 11 curlew, 1 buzzard, 2 snipe, 1 cettis calling, 1 avocet was an unexpected surprise, 41 lapwing, 1 yellow wagtail, pair of kestrels, 1 wheatear (3 more on seawall), green woodpecker yaffling, 4 ruff feeding together, the glossy ibis came in from the saltings then headed straight off in the direction of Magor Marsh, 161 knot with several dunlin mixed in, black swan female sparrowhawk and what appeared to be a hybrid shoveler x mallard, 4 gadwall and 6 shoveler. Migration was well under way with overhead 1 siskin, 51 skylarks and 77 meadow pipits. Along the hedgerow leading to the seawall was 11 chiffchaffs, 2 willow warblers, 2 wood warblers, 1 spotted flycatcher with blue and great tits, goldfinches, chaffinches and robins mixed in. Awesome morning. Other: several red admirals, 1 painted lady, numerous migrant hawkers and smaller numbers of common darters.