We started today with another sensational high tide! The pictures paint a thousands words, We also had Peregrine, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Marsh Harriers in and around the 50,000 Knot & other shorebirds. Also some nice groups of c800 Golden Plover and c30 Pintail, plus a great Pink-foot roost exit.

Pink-footed geese leaving their roost
c35,000 Knot packed together on the pits
The knot heading out straight over our heads!
Knot dropping out on to the Wash
An explosion of shorebirds as a Peregrine goes hunting over them

On the way to Holme we stopped off and enjoyed lovely views of an unseasonal singing Woodlark!

Woodlark

We had late morning coffee and headed to Holme, a ringing demo was great and we also had Brambling calling, Siskin overhead and several flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare. Lots more Pink-footed Geese, several Marsh Harriers and 2-3 Stonechat.

The day was rounded off at Thornham where we had lovely views of at least 5 Twite & a Spotted Redshank.

Spotted Redshank – 1st cal year bird