With the NE wind still blasting across the peninsular I gave the sea watch a miss, instead I parked at Springfield Bridge and walked to Dengemarsh Hide. En route I checked the Hayfields which were disappointing, 3 Dunlin and 2 Swallows being the only birds of note. I joined PW in the hide where there was no sign of yesterdays Black-winged Stilts, but 5 Garganey were still present and a Bittern was booming. We had a look at the other Hayfields where a smart Yellow Wagtail and several singing Sedge Warblers were notable. I visited Pigwell where 6 Avocets could be seen. At Scotney the drake Scaup was looking very smart, a Brent Goose and Barnacle Goose were on the turf, 10+ Yellow Wagtails were by the farm.
Drake Scaup Scotney
While looking for the elusive Wryneck a Stoat appeared from a Rabbit burrow.
Eventually the Wryneck gave its self up,
1 of 3 Whimbrel which flew in early evening and landed by the Crow trap.
A leucistic Linnet at the south end of the ARC