Quite overcast with the possibility of rain later in the day. So a more local trip was in order. First off, on the bank of the river Orwell there was two Shags and on the far bank at least five Pintails, mid stream several Goldeneye and Widgeon. Next off Mistley Quay in the deeper water were three Black-necked Grebes, over ten Great-crested Grebes, lots of Black-tailed Godwits and Little Egret over. Additionally, on the quay, a good selection of Gulls (Black-headed, Common, Lesser Black-backed and Herring), plus Turnstone, Mute and Black Swan all very close. Finally at Abberton, we had brief views of a Bittern skulking in the reeds, Red-necked Grebe, Smew, White-fronted Goose and Egyptian Goose.
Life bird count: 359 Year bird count: 100 Month bird count: 84