Admitedly only a vanguard of 8 but the heart quickens, ears tune. The same volunteer also reported 2 Lesser Black-backs, 20+ Black-tailed Godwits, a mixed flock of 70 Ringed Plover & Dunlin on Polly's Pool and 1 redshank) and a Little Stint on Rainford's Lagoon. 30+ Goldfinch on teasel, 220 Greylag, 200 Canada and a distant Sparrow-hawk. Barnacle and Bar-headed Goose, Gadwall and Teal. A single distant Swift bidding farewell---?
Our former warden added to this list with a Juvenile Ruff, 95 Golden Plover, 70 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 3 Little Egrets (foreshore), 8 Kestrels, 145 Meadow Pipits (Sandworks) . A big passage of Swallows with flocks feeding over the sea aster of 310 (Sandworks) & an impressive 830 (Crossens Outer Marsh).
High tides over the next few days should add interest.