The Crane family (x2 chicks) are still roaming the duck marsh as viewed from the Hogarth Hide, a Green Sandpiper was also present here. Over 50 Avocet on the scrapes, lots of chicks of varying ages. A Little-ringed Plover was present but moved to the Rushy Pen. At least 30 Gadwall, dozens of Black-headed Gull chicks with parents and the usual Little and Great Crested Grebes, Cormorant and Tufted Ducks. 13 Redshank were also on the scrape.
115 Black-tailed Godwit, the Little-ringed Plover, pair of Avocets, Mediterranean Gull, 15 Gadwall and 2 Shoveler were among the highlights. A Green Sandpiper was on the lower pond.
Singing Reed Bunting and Reed Warblers, 3 Lapwing including a juvenile, 7 Redshank and 65 Gadwall. 6+ Teal were on the Bottom New Piece. Cuckoo singing at the South Finger.
One of the three pairs of Common Tern have hatched young. We saw Brown Hawker, Emperor, 4 Spot Chaser and Common Darter dragonflies, Roe Deer, 2 Crane, Cuckoo, Buzzards, Meadow Pipits, Skylark, Oystercatchers, Curlew, 201 Shelduck and a Grass Snake.