Main sighting: Juveniles
(No sign of spoonbill, garganey or wood sandpipers). Dawn – md-morning visit: Pheasants, chiffchaff 2, common whitethroat 1 male singing by hide 1, cettis calling, 6 skylarks, moorhen with 2 chicks and pied wagtail family group. Redshank Platform – 85 redshanks (46 more from hide 3), common buzzard, little egret 3 (1 juv), oystercatcher 5, lapwing 18, black-tailed godwit 2 (1 in breeding plumage), lesser whitethroat calling, dunlin 6, sanderling showing well, green woodpecker calling and 3 grey herons. Snipe Platform – juv little grebe present again, 2 pairs tufted ducks, reed warbler singing, gadwall 8, sand martins 42 with 2 swifts mixed in, 5 swallows elsewhere. Seawall – oystercatcher 21 and 45 curlew on the saltings. Mix of pied wagtails and meadow pipits along the sea wall and a pyramidal orchid half way down on the left towards hide 3. Hide three – teal 15, ringed plover 2, shelduck 23, mute swan 3, male marsh harrier, reed bunting bringing food to the nest and 3 little ringed plovers (adults). Hide one – black-headed gulls 92 with a single juvenile in front of the hide and 13 more ringed plovers. Other: good numbers of meadow browns, 1 small tortoiseshell.