Main sighting: Yellow Wagtails
Dawn visit: Hide one – blackcap, crows, woodpigeons, blackbirds, chiffchaff, mallards, 17 greylags, Canada geese, 2 herons, 5 lt egrets, 13 lapwing, 6 redshanks, 1 black-tailed godwit (5 more from hide 3 and 4 feeding on the foreshore), green woodpecker, 8 gadwall, meadow pipits, reed buntings, 9 yellow wagtails and family group stonechats. Hide two – linnets, goldfinches, raven, whitethroat, skylarl, starlings, sparrows and pied wagtails. Snipe platform – little owl pellet, 9 swans, coot, tufted family, moorhen, reed warbler family group, 3 lt grebes, cettis, herring, black-headed and lesser black-backed gulls, 1 snipe. Marsh platform – 2 gt white egrets, pheasant (with juvenile), 1 curlew and 162 sand martins aerial feeding. Hide three – gt spotted woodpecker, 2nd chiffchaff, 4 cormorants, 2 common sandpipers, spotted redshank, blue tit family group, 9 dunlin and magpies. Back at hide one a female marsh harrier was eating a caught magpie in the short grass.