Great White Egret duo

Calm and sunny initially after another cold night. Then a slight southerly air movement brought in the clouds. The breeze freshened slightly and moved to west.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
A quick check of the main ponds confirmed there are still 38 Gadwall, although no sign of the Wigeon today.

Red Nab and saltmarsh area (MD)
Wigeon c120 on Red Nab
Shelduck 143 most out from the saltmarsh 
Rock Pipit 1 on foreshore 
The plan was to check the mud out from the saltmarsh for waders on the incoming tide, unfortunately, someone else also had plans for this area. Someone exercising a horse quickly cleared most of the birds.
Curlew 48
Lapwing 20
Knot c100
Grey Plover 12
Redshank 20
Oystercatcher c30
Dunlin 8
Ringed Plover 41
Both the above were feeding together and appeared to be finding plenty to eat.