This morning was sunny and cool with a light W3.
No new birds on the patch this morning. I walked both north and south with Bunty before lunchtime. There were 6 Shelduck, 30+ Wigeon flew S, 5 Red breasted Mergansers, 18 Golden Plover, 18+ Ringed Plover, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 20+ Sanderling, 17 Bar tailed Godwit, 3+ Rock Pipit and 6 Stonechats, already the males were having territorial disputes.
A short walk at nearby Ratcheugh had 1 Buzzard, 5 Goldfinch, 2+ Tree Sparrow and 4+ Grey Partridges.