Since coming back from Lesbos I have had a few outings to Seasalter but not seen anything out of the ordinary. Virtually all the waders have gone except for the daily sightings of c.40 black-tailed godwits feeding just off the sluice and a few more further out. It seems odd as up until now this year I have hardly seen one. The other odd sightings are those of up to 72 shelduck again feeding daily in the same place. Also there have been up to five buzzards this week, one sparrowhawk and marsh harriers plus the usual whitethroats, several lesser whitethroats, a couple of groppers and a regular cuckoo plus my first hairy hawker. Today the shelduck numbers were down to 34 but there was a count of 28 common terns, alas, no little terns.