Main sighting: Common Gull
Afternoon visit with 45 species seen, highlights were 2 Chiffchaffs (contact calls), Pheasant, Stonechat, 21 Redwings with a single Fieldfare mixed in and a male Reed Bunting. Hide one – Shelduck and 2 Curlew (one colour-ringed bird). Redshank platform – Spotted Redshank with 9 Common Redshanks, 29 Lapwing, 1 Little Egret, 26 Teal, 16 Wigeon and a Gt Black-backed Gull over. Seawall – 48 Avocet flew overhead and settled on second lagoon, 2 Common Gull on the foreshore quite close n, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, distant Dunlin, 2 Cormorants and 41 Black Headed Gulls (most with full breeding hoods). Hide three – 279 more Wigeon, 1 Heron, 4 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 1 Ringed Plover and a male Marsh Harrier hunting twice. Finally, a pair of Tufted Ducks were from the Snipe platform. Other: Teal feather remains.