Decided on a quick visit to Blacktoft Sands in the vain hope of seeing the reported Spoonbill there, it had gone when I arrived, looking like another Albie syndrome.
Decided on going thru the farmland area as an approach to Blacktoft, quickly picking up on a Corn Bunting in doing so, along with Tree Sparrows.
On arrival at Blacktoft the news was the Spoonbill or the Bitterns hadn’t been seen that day, there’s always hope. First hide and Xerox hides were the first where I picked up a few species like Woodpigeon, Black headed Gull, Marsh Harrier and a Buzzard.
Wasn’t long before I moved up tp Marshland hide where I knew the wader action was, Avocets, Black tailed Godwits, Dunlin, Snipe, Redshank and Lapwings were all here. Teal, Wigeon, Gadwall were the main widfowl present.
Last on the list and a long walk was the ousefleet hide where I found Pied Wagtail, Curlew plenty of Teal, Meadow Pipit
No Spoonbill or Bitterns today
Bird List :- Avocet, Black headed Gull, Black tailed Godwit, Buzzard, Carrion Crow, Cettis Warbler, Coot, Corn Bunting, Curlew, Dunlin, Gadwall, Grey Heron, Greylag Goose, lapwing, Little Grebe, Magpie, Mallard, Marsh Harrier, Meadow Pipit, Pheasant, Pied Wagtail, Redshank, Robin, Shoveler, Snipe, Teal, Tree Sparrow, Tufted Duck, Wigeon, Woodpigeon, Wren