Main sighting: Sand Martins
Afternoon visit: Hide 2 – reed warbler singing, 73 lapwing, 25 dunlin, 1 lt egret, linnets, 94 black-headed gulls with 5 juvs mixed in, 6 ringed plovers, 2 little ringed plovers, green woodpecker calling, pheasant, gt spotted woodpecker flying and 1 heron. Seawall – 6 sand martins over the lagoon, on the saltmarsh, 52 curlew, 118 shelduck and 32 oystercatchers with a single starling on the seawall itself. Hide three – reed bunting, skylarks and a little grebe. Near the car park, goldcrest, chiffchaff family group and common whitethroat contact call. Other: Tawny owl pellet, gatekeepers and meadow browns, 1 red admiral, possible comma and an emperor dragonfly.