Main sighting: Black-Necked Grebe, and Waders
Lots on offer at the reserve but very boggy – wellies advisable. Monks – Peregrine Falcon in its usual spot on the island. Priors – 2 x Goldeneye, 1 x Pintail, 2 x Snipe in front of the “snipe platform”. Black- Necked Grebe showing very well. Other – Tufted Ducks, Teal, Gadwall, Little Grebe, Redshank, Glossy Ibis, Mute Swans, Greylags, Canada Geese, Wigeon, Shovelers and Shelduck. Good flock of 20+ Curlews. STone Chats and Meadow Pipits. Marsh Harrier quartered Priors early on.
Becs – was quiet. Mainly Shelduck.
Foreshore mud ( from the seawall) – Nice flock of Dunlins 100+, c20 Grey Plover, 14 Avocets, 10+ Knot, Curlews 30+, Pintail Flock c10. Great Black Backed Gull x 2 . Oystercatchers 30+.
Buzzards x 2 and Carrion Crows. Large numbers of Wigeon. Lapwing seen towards Saltmarsh c100.
Hedgerows full of Fieldfae and Redwings.