Main sighting: Barn Owl and Curlews
Pre-dawn visit. – Barn Owl was quartering the bank near the Redshank Platform and field behind. I watched it for about 5 minutes.
Just before dawn Whinchat on fence opposite Redshank Platform.
A second visit at high tide later – 200+ Curlews came in onto Becs Lagoon. Unable to view any coloured rings due to distance, heat haze and depth of water.
Female (Juve) Marsh Harrier put the birds up revealing 150+ Black Tailed Godwits, Lapwings 7 x Avocets, flocks of mixed ducks of Wigeon, Mallards, Teal and 7 Pintail Ducks.
Little Grebe seen on Priors. Peregrine was also sighted perched on a bale of hay.
Small flock of Redwing flew over Redshank Platform.
Lots of Meadow Pipits, big flock of Linnets and Starling flock size is increasing.
Green Woodpecker in field at rear of Hide 1