An early morning recce produced just a couple of Wheatears and several 'flyover'Meadow Pipits but later in the morning I got to the Salt House and found Bar Tailed Godwits, Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank. A pair of Grey Wagtails were near the sluice gate and a group of Black Tailed Godwits were feeding/sleeping in the Breach Pool. A single Common Sandpiper was feeding along the muddy edge... 2 Water Rail were doing there 'squealy pig' thing and a couple of Cettis Warblers shouted at me !
The bushes along North Wall were alive with birds...Reed Buntings,Greenfinches,Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and a Redstart. Yellow Wagtails were accompanying the cattle in the field along with Curlew and a Sparrowhawk flew overhead (flap,flap,glide). Hirundines were flying west and as the tide rose rapidly the numerous Little Egrets sought refuge on higher ground...it was another High Spring tide today!
When I looked at the SOS website later I saw I had missed a flyover Glossy Ibis at the very time I had been there! (Must have been looking the other way...drat! )