Overcast all day and consequently not as warm as previous days but with hardly a breath of wind. I feel that at present I'm just reporting the same birds each day albeit with minor variations. Today as far as waders were concerned there were 7 REDSHANK, 3 DUNLIN, 1 OYSTERCATCHER and the 2 RUFF still so we've lost 2 redshank and an oystercatcher though by way of compensation there were a couple of SNIPE and a LITTLE EGRET this evening. The golden plover flock was a little over one hundred birds tonight. On the duck front there were 4 SHELDUCK, 6 GOOSANDER and 5 PINTAIL today. Another very small gull roost with nothing of note, not even any common gulls for the second night in a row. I keep thinking that there will be sand martins any day now though it's now nearly the middle of the month and there's still been no sightings.