The Brent numbered 167 including all three colour ringed birds, but duck were at a premium, with 3 Wigeon seen and a flock of 6 Scaup flying west.
A Sparrowhawk flew across early on but did not stay, while a male Kestrel showed up and swooped on an unfortunate Song Thrush in the bracken at the south end. There were some other signs of kills today with finds of 2 dead Knot, 2 dead Redshank, 2 predated Lapwings, and most surprising of all, Golden Plover remains in the rangers garden.
A Grey Heron stood on 'Wheatear hill' by the obs for a while and only flew when visitors on the path came too close (above & right).
Fourteen Great Crested Grebes were the only 'seabirds' of note today.
Ringed:- 1 Song Thrush.
(DB,JE,CJ,PSW)  Photos PSW