Weather: E force 1/2 misty around the estuary
Soon after dawn and up to mid-morning several flocks of Pink-footed Geese flew out the estuary, totalling 269 birds, obviously finding the conditions right for travelling north.
Three Canada Geese flew west between the islands and 2 (of the same 3?) floated off the west side later.
Only 38 Brent could be found before the tide, while 10 Shelduck flew east and a pair of Mallard showed briefly. The 3 Eiders (1 male) were joined by another male for a short time. On the sea the best were 2 Red-throated Divers and 6 Great Crested Grebes.
Waders are in very low numbers at the moment, more will pass through on spring passage a little later.
Ringed: 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Linnets, 1 Meadow Pipit. [ 56-9 ]