RSPB - 0830hrs - Mild, drizzle, overcast, sw 4 - A blustery, mild day with the rain petering out through the morning. Either side of the causeway road, 3 Smew and a Great White Egret on New Diggings, plus another Smew and a Goosander on ARC. At least 10 Goldenyes scattered across both waters. A stroll down to Screen hide produced 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Little Egrets, Bittern and Green Woodpecker, plus all the usual wildfowl.
Lade - All the usual wildfowl on the pits, plus 2 Brents on north pit. Checked the beach briefly where 7 species of shorebirds present including 23 Grey Plovers.