Sad to hear that Harry Shorrock has passed away. I remember him in my early birding days at Leighton moss as a teenager and will miss his yarns.
Birding wise it was all very hard work in a sunny north westerly right in the middle of the gull moult fest. Four sweeps of red nab produced a new med each time and the grand total of partially hidden rear end birds could have been higher than the 8 (three juvs) but it all went rather Catherine Tate.
Little Egret - flocks of three JUVS Red Nab
Med Gull - Czech-ringed adult roosting at base of heliport seawall
Grey Plover - 27 in summer plumage along shoreline between OE and the DONG pipe
The office saw a record day catch of nine new Dunnocks and not a lot else!