Water is still building so it was a nice to see a record 18 Ruff turn up tonight, Wigeon numbers too are building with 35. Also Teal numbers well over 100 now. 2 Dunlin always need checking carefully and a Wheatear on the flash.
A good walk around the patch early doors was disappointing. Highlights were a Tree Pipit over. Lots of Mipits moving and in off. 5 Yellow Wagtail with 7 Wheatears around the fields. 15 Ruff still and 1 Dunlin. 1 Spotted Redshank flew over calling a couple of times, i never did get it on the deck and it headed north. Upto 4 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank and 1 Knot were the wader highlights. A short seawatch saw 3 Sandwich Tern and 17 Common Scoter. 2 Swifts was a nice surprise with hundreds of Swallows and House Martins, a handful of Sand Martins too..1 Whinchat on the fence but the main bird of the day was a Osprey.
Again an early start 8 miles walked and no birds of note. Hollesley to Boyton and back.
11 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Wheatear, 5 Whinchat. 1 Little Owl and a few Common Migrants such as Lesser Whitethroat, Common Whitethroat, Black cap and a nice Garden Warbler.
Really a disappointing weekend, just couldn't pluck out that rare one.