The following was seen since 9.00am:
Little Egret x 2
Stonechat x 2 - The pair were seen close to the Visitor Centre and Coast Road. They have been seen at the same location in recent years.
Marsh Harrier x 2 - The pair were circling on the northern edge of Pat's Pool throughout the morning. At one point a male landed on one of the scrapes (see image below).
|Marsh Harrier on one of the Pat's Pool scrapes.|
Pintail x 1 - A single bird sitting with a large number of Wigeon on Simmonds' Scrape.
Goldfinch x 4
Buzzard x 1
Grey Phalarope x 1 - It landed briefly in front of the hide on Whitwell Scrape and then proceeded to fly around the water for a couple of minutes. Also seen by other birders at Walsey Hills and near the East Bank.
Dunlin x 12
Knot x 1 - A single bird seen with the Dunlin, on the edge of Simmonds' Scrape.
Sanderling x 1 - Again, a lone bird seen on the northern side of Simmonds' Scrape with 3 Ruff.