Highlights from an afternoon trawl included:
3 little ringed plover, 9 coot (+3 juvs) , 2 little grebe, 6 mallard (+4 juvs), 1 oystercatcher & 1 heron.
Loads of teneral common darters - probably 50+ in one relatively small area checked plus a mature Emperor.
Good numbers of swallow around, inc. recently fledged youngsters, plus a few sand and house martins. Only 6-7 swifts seen.
5 green sandpiper and another (or one of the FP birds?) little ringed plover.
A huge peregrine passed over.
All quiet on the marsh. A kestrel was hunting along the seawall.
Just 2 moorhen on the Flood, and a sparrowhawk over.
Pair of moorhen with nearly fledged youngster on Darter Pool.
Mallard with 5 very young ducklings on Frog Pond.
Couple of comma butterflies along the cycle track as well as many meadow browns, a few speckled woods, red admirals & painted ladies.