While waiting for the Otters to come back a Kingfisher put in an appearance for a short time. So not so quiet after all!
I left the hide and joined up with the guided walk (See EN's earlier blog):
The first time we saw the Lapwing I counted 55 although EN thought there were less. The second group was 31, both were heading south but with significant time between sightings. We had 2 Greylags over north and 4 Gadwall over north east. Pair of Mute Swans on East Fingers with a pair of Great Crested Grebe.
With the Corvids and Wagtails on Kingsmead there were c.300 gulls, mostly BHG but some CG. It was spectacular when something put them all up and they swirled together in the strong wind. The Gulls make it look so easy as they soar on the wind, it comes a bit harder for the Corvids but they have fun anyway.
Nothing out of the ordinary on the walk but good company, plenty of birds and it didn't rain. Join us for the next one.