The pools have sufficiently muddy margins for the needs of nest-building house martins, but the only passage waders I found today were sticking to the open estuary.
A flock of sixteen ringed plovers were zipping around over the spring tide, and were perhaps of the tundrae form.
Freeman's Pools saw a sedge warbler having a narrow escape from a male sparrowhawk. The commotion upset a little-ringed plover and twelve roosting lapwings, but two gadwall were unperturbed.
A friend has been watching here in the evenings. Last night he watched a barn owl hunting its edges before it flew west and over the river.