Mo sets up the seawatch hide.
Nothing doing for the first hour and a half bar a single Blackwit, then Mo arrives and he sets up our Seawatching shelter/hide, things pick up in the shape of a spanking adult KITTIWAKE upriver, Boom.
Next two TURNSTONE fly in, a really scarce bird here as we have no stones to be turned!
Next a CORN BUNTING being chased by a pied wag zooms past us before settling down infront of us.Boom.
The rain seems to ease for a short spell and we head along the seawall scattering a small number of Wheatears then, Boom, a female WHINCHAT briefly pops up before disappearing.
Onwards we add Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, 5 Swift, 3 Swallow before returning to the river where we discover two BAR-TAILED GODWIT feeding along the tide line with a single Whimbrel, Dunlin and three Ringed Plover, nine Oystercatchers.
The morning session finished with a LITTLE EGRET thanks to a call from JA, another scarce bird here having only seen one bird last year.
best bird goes to the Corn Bunting
So a great morning's birding, and with the forecast for tomorrow even better than today, we hope for some more seabird action??