1400hrs - sunny, cold, ne2 - A quick drive and scan down the Galloways Road to the sea revealed very little apart from a tight flock of 6 Corn Buntings atop an elder and male Kestrel enjoying the sunshine.
From Springfield Bridge walked the flood which looked in great shape with a decent sprinkling of waders and wildfowl. Ten each of Ringed Plover and Dunlin, Redshank, Lapwing, Curlew and a mix of 50 Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler and Shelduck. Looking very nice indeed and a plum spot for the first LRP or Garganey. Two Ravens looked guilty as charged over on the shingle ridges where rabbit was firmly on the menu.