Back to standard fare

A fresh westerly wind and largely sunny.

Only my stuff so far (MD), there were a few birders in the area, but no reports so far. We seem to be alternating between feast and famine, with regards to the rarer birds. Let's hope that continues tomorrow.

South shore
Rock Pipits 2
Ringed Plover 22
Knot 1 ( it looked so lonely I thought it deserved a mention)

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Gadwall 14
Shoveller 1 male
Little Grebe 1
Water Rail 1 squealing plus 1 contact calls
Common snipe 3
Grey Wagtail 1

Just a couple of snaps of locally very common birds. But both very striking, particularly in the sunlight.
Shelduck on south shore

Goldfinch on Middleton