Did the 'spring tide shuffle' today- working along the marsh to see what birds were flushed as the water came over the top.
In terms of passerines the highlights were three skylarks, 7-9 Scandinavian rock pipits, 15 meadow pipits and five pied wags. No finches or buntings at all.
I didn't do very well in the snipe stakes- with just 4 common and no jacks dislodged by the rising water.
In other news, two shovelers and two goldeneyes were on Freeman's Pools with the tawny owl snoozing nearby.
A water rail and a kingfisher were also present in the parish, as were five 'weegrets', as my chum calls them.