Main sighting: Spoonbills / redstart
Dawn – mid morning visit: 18 Black-tailed Godwits were heading off high when I arrived. Single spoonbill roosting on 1st lagoon later flew over to the third lagoon to join the 2nd bird. At 11.15 3 more spoonbill flew in to join the 2 on lagoon 3. Other: Blackcaps, 3 chiffchaffs, 1 cettis, 2 swallows, 1 willow warbler and 1 common whitethroat (male). Redshank platform – Pheasant, linnets, 25 mute swans (most I have seen here), 3 gadwall, 22 redshanks, reed bunting, gt spotted woodpecker drumming, the spotted redshank is almost in full breeding plumage now, 4 lapwing only, 1 avocet only, 4 cormorants, 17 teal, single black-tailed godwit, 5 ringed plovers, marsh harrier, 1 little egret, 2 herons. Snipe platform – pair of tufteds and a male kestrel hunting. Reed warbler singing on way to sea wall and a female redstart along the hedgerow. Curlew calling. Other: small tortoiseshell, small whites and speckled woods.