|Turnstone on Shoreham Harbour west arm|
|turning my back on the sea for the slightest distraction might explain my paltry totals on quiet days|
After lunch I had a walk around Coates Common seeing and hearing 4 Wood Lark, perhaps my favourite song. Two Egyptian Geese were at Sopham Bridge with 80 Fieldfares nearby. A walk to the chestnuts at Burton Mill Pond was very quiet although 35 Fieldfares and 10 Redwings in a field there were nice. 4 Mandarin flew over at dusk and just before 6pm a Bittern was seen perched halfway up the reeds along the far NE corner. Close to my worst ever view, sadly.