Main sighting: Black Redstart
Dawn – midday. Fairly quiet, water level too high for waders. Of note however, 2 buzzards, pair of stonechats, fieldfares but no redwings. Hide 2 – barnacle geese still present. Snipe platform – 115 teal, 115 wigeon (233 more on the mudflats), 8 shelduck, 71 shoveler, 5 curlew (no rings), 1 mute swan, 37 dunlin came in over the lagoon but went straight back out over the seawall and 1 heron. Marsh platform – 5 redshanks (no sign of the spotted). Seawall – only 1 black redstart today (female). Grey wagtail also and a stoat at one point. Overhead were linnets and a single siskin. On the mudflats were forty avocets and 1 gt black-backed gull.