Been down to pat haven a couple of times this week first on Monday night, the first thing that struck me was the dramatic increase in waders since the following week.
In total there were 14 different species including a single green sandpiper, 2 curlew sandpipers and a small flock of golden plover.The black tailed godwit and knot in summer plumage were stunning.Also little egret and a very vocal cuckoo,but no raptors or owls.There was also a hare that tokk a short cut across the lagoon temporarily flushing the waders.
I went back again last night and the conditions were perfect, hardly any wind and perfect light.
There was another good showing of waders, a marsh harrier, long eared owl and barn owl.
A good flock of gulls but nothing out of the ordinary.
there was quite a bit of disturbance from walkrs on the bank so the wders were a bit more wary thanthe night before, but still gave some superb views.
Other birds included grey heron, yellow wagtail and kingfisher.