Friday started in breathtaking fashion with around 8,000 starlings rising from the north west reedbed at 7:20am. Soup and starlings events will be starting in November.
Out on the wet grassland, numbers of golden plovers, lapwings and curlews are increasing day on day. At around 11 am, many visitors were treated to an awesome spectacle as the sky filled with birds. The culprit? A peregrine that had been spotted earlier scattered everything on the wet grassland. In among the more regular groups of greylag geese and Canada geese, 50 barnacle geese were checking out the grassland.
On Back Saltholme, four female goldeneyes have arrived, with ever-rising numbers of wigeons, teals, pintails, shovelers, pochards and tufted ducks.
The exitcement of the day came when a great grey shrike was seen flying over the dragonfly path, heading in the direction of Haverton scrub.
Bye for now,