Walk around the southern part of the marsh late morning coincided with low tide. Station Road from the railway bridge to the canal provided the best views of a great variety of birds, including water rail, bullfinch (2), chiffchaff, reed bunting, Cettis warbler, snipe (2), grey heron, great-spotted woodpecker (2) and redwing (c30).

The fields were relatively quiet, most of the pools were frozen and all wildfowl apart from a few teal (c80), wigeon (c150), shoveller (6) and mallard (4) had moved to the estuary. Snipe were more evident; singles and a flock of 5 overhead along with golden plover (30) and lapwing (150). A single marsh harrier and a kestrel were seen several times.

At Turf 3 dunlin, 2 avocet and 3 red-breasted merganser. Also more redwing and a few fieldfare, blackbird and song thrush in the canal-side trees.

From the railway path the large flock of Canada geese contained two of the regular exotics – one snow goose and one barnacle goose. A single cattle egret was with cattle in the centre of the marsh.