Good coverage today, though the best finds didn't linger in clear sunny conditions. Overhead passed by a Spoonbill before 09:00, presumably the bird from Bowling Green Marsh where it first appeared on 10th; and an Osprey flew through. Other passage was light with five Jackdaw, c.30 Skylark, c.20 Swallow, 3 Mistle Thrush, a Grey Wagtail, two Chaffinch, a Lesser Redpoll and c.50 Goldfinch
In the bushes, a juv Rose-coloured Starling was present for only a short time early afternoon in brambles and mobile around north side of Greenland Lake area, with Starlings. More typical finds were single Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker, a Goldcrest, 15 Chiffchaff, 16 Blackcap, a Wheatear and two Bullfinch. However, 16 Coal Tit, most passed along the dune ridge, were exceptional and only the fourth two-figure count on site.
In the estuary, a Brent Goose, seven Grey Plover, eight Ringed Plover, one Black-tailed Godwit, three Bar-tailed Godwit, c.25 Turnstone, a Sanderling, 74+ Dunlin, 3 Greenshank,
(Oystercatcher, Redshank and Curlew roosts not counted today); 74 Great Black-backed Gull and a Mediterranean Gull
At sea, five Red-throated Diver, an equal record September count, last achieved in 1985; also seven Common Scoter, 38+ Sandwich Tern and three large auk sp. During low tide, offshore sandbars supported 838 Herring Gull and five Lesser Black-backed Gull.