1130—1300 A near gale from the W/NW as high tide approached. Plenty of activity on the E flood, but reed growth is giving restricted viewing of the small party Curlew Sandpipers and other smaller waders in the SW shallows. An impressive  party of 33 Greenshanks circuited the flood, calling continuously. The bulk of the circa 1000 Black-tailed Godwit flock and equally impressive Redshank flock were inclined mainly to the sheltered aspects. However, 3 Spotted Redshanks were viewable from creekside, as were 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Little Stint, 8 Ruff / Reeve, 10 Turnstones — near white-headed; c. 200 Avocets were widespread, with Swifts forced low by wind and rain, together  with numerous Sand Martins. Whimbrels stalked the saltmarsh and were vocal. Golden Plovers are spangled, with numbers building. Dunlin vary enormously in plumage and bill length; the presumed race schinzii, shows some impressive dark grey, dense streaking on the upper breast and nape, together with large black belly patch—-smart birds! Amazing the difference a few days make in density of waders returning; plus many in summer dress just commencing moult. At last, for me, definitive views of Garganey in its subdued head-dress!
Mike Roser

Duck Garganey E flood
Goat`s rue; probable escape; by approach
road, per Dave Perrin