Again 90 (or so) Black-tailed Godwits on the scrape this morning, and hiding among them was a single Knot. Glad they have returned after the first day’s shooting around the marsh yesterday. After a while, another wader flew in and the scope revealed it to be a Ruff. In the reserve a delightful charm of Goldfinches (ads and juvs) feeding on Alder cones were joined by a very smart female Siskin – the first in the reserve this year.