Just before dusk we estimated there were at least 2-3,000 lapwings, a couple of thousand golden plovers and at least 1,500 dunlin out on the mud (quite a high dunlin count for this area).
Besides usual smaller numbers of redshank, curlew and a couple of greenshank there were also several hundred teal. Their numbers seemed a bit down on those noted a couple of weeks ago.
Across the water in a field above Sprinkle Pill there was a flock of c. 250 mixed canada and greylag Geese (probably in excess of 50-60 greylags). They were much too far away from our view point at Landshipping but we wondered if any other grey goose species might have been present in this flock.