Yes, the Lapland Bunting was not present this morning. Suspicion lies at the door of the resident Sparrow Hawk seen patrolling the area on a regular basis...but there is no proof!
Nevertheless there was plenty to see...3 Avocets in the main channel from the Salthouse, Spoonbill asleep on its usual spot, Spotted Redshank, Redpolls (flyovers)and if you were up early c3500 Wood Pigeons going west with a few small flocks of Stock Doves.
Knot flocks are building up but the Brents are not here in any great numbers yet.
On the beach in the afternoon a late Wheatear and a brief view of a Black Redstart and a couple of birders had seen a Short Eared Owl being mobbed by a group of Gulls at about 2.00pm