Weather:SW force 1
They moved on after an hour or so, then another arrived around midday which in turn was joined by a fourth bird soon afterwards. It is not often that the first is involved with a multiple arrival. Visible migration was less than yesterday although a White Wagtail was another first of the year. There were no Goldcrests or Skylarks this morning but a small passage of Meadow Pipits went through and single Chaffinch, Greenfinch and 3 Goldfinches were about, also a Reed Bunting and a new Chiffchaff. A fine looking male Stonechat was a new arrival and it stayed throughout the day.
A Merlin had been seen perched south of Middle early on.
Wader numbers were predictably low, the best being 114 Curlew, 1,500 Oystercatchers, 2 Purple Sandpipers and 60 Redshank.
Brent were counted at 211 and 2 male and 2 female Eiders swam into view as the tide flooded and ebbed, and 2 Wigeon flew down the estuary off the east side.
A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly rested in the watery sunshine.