The Barnacle Goose made a surprise reappearance in the Bight early morning with a small flock of Brent Geese, also in the estuary 185 Curlew, 40 Redshank, 26 Turnstone, six Greenshank, three Eider, two Sanderling and a Ringed Plover.
Overhead a Red Kite flew east at 11.30 with 120 Chaffinch and the first Grey Wagtail of the year heading the same way earlier in the day. Elsewhere a Sandwich Tern and a Red-throated Diver were offshore and four Wheatear were on site.
Shoveler - Lee Collins
Barnacle Goose - Martin Rooney
Wildlife News: The Sand Crocus put on a good show once the sun came out early afternoon with a new population of c200 flowering plants discovered in the Wryneck Plain. The sun also brought out the first Dark-edged Beefly and Small Tortoiseshell of the year, both in the Entrance Bushes. Elsewhere a Grey Seal was off the seawall and a Fox was by the hide.