Birds noted over the high tide period on the estuary and at Blaxton Meadow today included 4 Goosanders (2 drakes, 2 females), c. 35 Turnstones, 148 Dunlin, 11 Snipe, 109 Redshanks, a Mediterranean Gull in breeding plumage and 17 Common Gulls. Seven Mandarin Ducks and the female Red-crested Pochard were on the duck pond at Saltram. Eight Chiffchaffs were in song.