A fairly quick visit to the Reserve and then the beach at Hauxley on Saturday brought nothing unusual, but for us the Whoopers (5), Little Grebe (6) and Gadwall (1 pair) on the reserve were good. There were also lots of Greylag and a group of perhaps 40 Canadas, but we couldn't find any less-expected interlopers with them. A single Sparrowhawk flew low along the path in front of us.
The beach was somewhat disturbed with dog walkers, but a group of 3 Purple Sandpiper sat still at only about 10 metres range and 7 Sanderling more or less ignored us along the tide line.
Back on the reserve the feeding table area just inside the gate showed 2 Brown Rats and a bit further on a Stoat ran across the path.