On the marsh late morning were a Marsh Harrier, 4 Greylags, and many, uncounted, Lapwings and common ducks. Waders seen in the estuary from Turf included 1200+ Dunlin, 500+ Golden Plovers, 200+ Avocets, 50+ Grey Plovers, and 20+ Barwits. In Powderham Park were 2 Egyptian Geese and 6 Greenshanks.  Off Starcross were 4 R-b Mergansers, my first of the Winter.

Finally, ‘scoped from the hill inland from Starcross, the distant Cockwood dairy herd was accompanied by 90+ Cattle Egrets.