Combined WeBS and counts during the ebbing tide in the estuary were c.980 Oystercatcher, 377 Redshank, 349 Wigeon, 247 Curlew, 172 Teal, 144 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (10 juvs), 96 Black-tailed Godwit, 37 Turnstone, 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 32 Cormorant, 28 Grey Plover, c.20 Dunlin, 16 Mute Swan, 15 Greenshank, 12 Canada Goose, ten Little Egret, ten Knot, only nine Great Black-backed Gull, eight Sanderling, six Common Gull, three Grey Heron, the pair of Black Swan, two Mediterranean Gull, two lingering Sandwich Tern; also the Slavonian Grebe, just a single Ringed Plover, the late Whimbrel and a Kingfisher.
Dark-bellied Brent Geese (juvenile) - Martin Overy
Details of the colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit seen today was ringed as a pullus in Iceland in 2007 and has since accumulated a long sightings history, having been seen in Dublin Bay in a few springs, overshot a couple of times into N France in early autumn and it typically winters on the Exe Estuary.
The Cetti's Warbler was again heard chattering from the Main Pond. The bushes were quiet, holding four Goldcrest, two Chiffchaff, two Reed Bunting, less Linnet and scattered individuals of Stonechat and Cirl Bunting. A glary sea only revealed two Red-throated Diver and awareness to the presence still of a large feeding flock of gulls and seabirds far offshore.