I thought the letters on the islands from the hide were very helpful, especially when there are a few of you; so you can say: "just left of L", and "Just left of L" is where I saw my first Snipe! I was just scanning across when I noticed four camouflaged birds which were the Snipe! Also there were a couple of Grey Plover, and I got a better image - all these shots are digiscoped! Grey Plover are much drabber in winter, but they are very smart in summer, personally I like them in winter.
There were plenty of Avocets around, and Lorna counted 28! Last time I was here I didn't see any! There were also: Redshank, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveller, Grey Heron and Little Egret! Also creeping along one of the banks was a splendid male Pheasant!
As the light was fading fast we went to the coast to see the Brent Geese. The tide was hugely far out and so were the Brents. I managed to scope some record shots, nothing brilliant.
My life list is now 125!
Also this morning when we were driving home we saw a Buzzard perched in a tree! We parked up a distance away and walked back but it was gone.