Spent several hours covering Goat Walk, Goosemoor, Viewing Platform and the main marsh.

As expected duck numbers down to a handful. 11 Shoveler, 16 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 2 Pintail & 6 Tufted on marsh, along with usual two 2nd cy Spoonbill.

Waders mostly from Goat Walk and VP, due to low high tide. 194+ Redshank still, 60+ Oystercatcher, 15+ Greenshank, 23 Curlew and a Ringed Plover. 7 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 30+ Common Gull too.

Otherwise 9 singing Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap (1 singing), singing Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow, Female Kestrel, male Reed Bunting, 2 singing Cetti’s Warbler, 2 singing Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 singing/cooing Stock Dove & 7+ Little Egret.

Then heavy rain stopped play….