09.30 – 12.30 incoming, high tide.
Highlight today were 2 Swallow flying north over marsh close in. Think it’s the first time I have seen swallow before sand martin! Freeman’s Pool was busy with Shelduck 18, LRP 2, Gadwall, Tufted, Coot, Herr Gull 2, Oystercatcher 2 (35 on tip), Lapwing pair. Chiffchaffs calling from wood x 2. Ravens 2 think they were same pair at the pylons later. The Flood was quiet today with only 1 Meadow pipit and 2 LRP. Also, Song Thrush and a Pied Wagtail with a few Meadow Pipits heading north.
On the river next to pylons were Eider Duck 2xm/f. A Goosander(f) was on the bank and 35 Curlew. At the picnic site kept my eyes to the skies in hope, got two separate high Buzzards brought to my attention by Herring Gulls, 1 medium phased adult. A Peregrine was causing havoc and a Kestrel hovering nearby.