Lade - cool, sunny, nw 2 - 0830hrs - At last a dry sunny day, and with a light frost, the first of the season. Had a good look around the local patch this morning trying to find a few passerines as the winds were light. In the willow swamp the usual singing Cetti`s Warbler and a calling Chiffchaff, Blue and Great Tits, plus a few Blackbirds, Robins, Wrens and Dunnocks. From the causeway scanning across the scrub towards the airport Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush and Reed Bunting noted, while a couple of Goldfinches and Skylarks passed overhead. At the top end of north pit a Kingfisher flew across the lake.
We then completed the circuit along the beach where small groups of Pied Wagtails fed along the tideline with a couple of Mipits. All the usual shorebirds on the mudflats, plus 2 Shelducks.