Main sighting: Yellow Wagtail
Chiffchaff 3, Goldcrest 1 (singing again by the stone bridge), lesser whitethroat 1, common whitethroat 3, cettis warbler 1, reed warbler 1. Hide 1 – Canada Geese with 6 young, pair of Ringed Plovers with 2 chicks. Two Little Egrets seen, one with brown patch on the back looking a bit odd but turned out to be a Little and nothing else. Snipe Platform – Common Redshanks, 3 Ravens, pair of mating reed buntings, black headed gull, grey heron. Hide 2 – pair of greenshank and a single bar-tailed godwit and a male peregrine flew past with what looked like a gosling? Mallards one pair with 14 young and second pair with 6 young. Seawall – very active with 3 wheatears, single yellow wagtail, single white wagtail, common swifts aerial feeding and numbering 17 last going off, 2 house martins, 9 swallows. 1 grey plover on the mudflats before high tide with 3 whimbrel also seen and another bar-tailed godwit, female sparrowhawk overhead. Stoat showing well several times and at one point actually being chased by a rabbit. Hide 3 – one almost white ruff and 2 more feeding alongside, 9 oystercatchers, common buzzard on the post, linnets, shoveler 5, teal 5, wigeon 4, tufteds 6, lapwing, avocet, dunlin 51, black-tailed godwits 144. Other: 1 speckled wood and orange tip butterflies.