Marshside this afternoon - a reasonable high tide and nice bright sun for a change - plenty of birds on both sections.
Blackwits and Redshanks, with up to 20 Gadwall on Marshside One, while Marshside Two held hordes of feral geese, a few hundred Pinkies and lots of wildfowl, Lapwing, Blackwits etc.
The Glossy Ibis spooked everything around Polly's as it came gliding in, only to promptly disappear down a creek behind a grazing flock of Pinks - some things never change.
Nice to see it back though.
Wildfowl-wise, Wigeon and Teal all over the place, with a few hundred Pintails around the shallows on the outer marsh, amongst the Shelducks.
Stonechat north of the Sandplant, and Little Egrets everywhere - hard to say how many, but at least 20, and another 6 were on the end of the marsh off Fairways as I drove up.
Scoped the outer marsh with Neill and Si Glinn for a while _ Merlin, Peregrine and Sparrowhawk out there, and a male Eider out on the estuary.
Hopes of the Surfie flying in from Starr Gate on the other side were not to be realised, but there were a few flocks of Common Scoter breaking the horizon a long, long way out.
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...