From the scrape we joined Adam for a walk round as on his way to the hide he picked up on Merlin and Raven. On our way to the sea some Grey Partridge flew over the bank alongside that runs from the hide further towards the marshes but by the time Dad was looking in the right direction they had run from where they had just flown from! More gulls were present along the way plus a pair of Stonechats. Watching the sea for a while didn't produce too much but 100+ Great Crested Grebes, a couple of Red-Throated Divers and 5 Common Scoters brightened it up. Also seen were Great Black-Backed Gull, Oystercatcher, Curlew and Cormorant. We then walked towards the estate and around the elms. 2 Mistle Thrushes in a garden were the first additions of the day from the walk. Further round a Song Thrush was singing away while Blue and Great Tits were keeping the trees busy. A pair of Chaffinches were about along with a lone Ring-Necked Parakeet.
After this we left Adam at the hide as we drove the road trying to find any further additions. We had 2 Corn Buntings, plenty of gulls, 24 Curlews, 6 Grey Partridge, Kestrel and Collared Dove. At the cow shed there were a good number of Stock Doves and Jackdaws, a Pied Wagtail was also seen.
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|Grey Partridge pretending to be mounds|