A beautiful day with singing Skylarks (4+), singing Reed Bunting, but no sign of Barnacle Geese.

250+ Wigeon, 90+ Teal, 17 Shoveler, 2 Pintail on marsh. 13 Tufted, F Pochard and 3 Gadwall on Lagoon. 3cy Marsh Harrier keeping them all on their toes. 2 Snipe flushed by Harrier.

55+ Curlew on marsh, with another 50-60 on estuary. 400+ Dunlin, 300+ Blackwit, 110 Golden Plover, 50 Avocet, 80+ Redshank, 8 Grey Plover and a Greenshank on estuary. Also 750 DB Brent Geese and a male Red-breasted Merganser.

4 Chiffchaff (1 singing), 3 Cetti’s Warbler singing, Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting, 10+ Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit and Goldcrest on marsh.

Great White Egret flew over southern end of marsh, landing south of Turf but on western side of railway line.