There was little to see on the track beside the railway line but from the seawall near Creeksea we could see in the distance a large flock of geese – too far away to identify. Nearer to us Lapwings passed in flocks numbering 30 or 40 and up to 200 fed in a recently ploughed field. Amongst them were 30 or so smaller birds but as with the geese, too far away to be identified; we assume they were sparrows as we have seen a large flock here before. It was a glorious day with a fresh wind that pushed us along the seawall from Creeksea back to Burnham There was plenty of exposed mud in the river but few winter waders. The reed beds in the park had been cut back on the landward side exposing the water; a lone egret and three moorhens were the only visible birds there. We saw only a few varieties of flowers but there was one on the grass in the Riverside Park that we couldn’t identify.
Birds: Robin, Blackbird 2, (1) Starlings 23 (10), Chaffinch, Pied Wagtail 8 (7), Wood Pigeon 20 (3), Magpie 13 (4), Jackdaw, Crow (30), Lapwing 310, (200), Redshank, Oystercatcher, Egret, Black-headed Gull 31 (30), Herring Gull (2), Heard – Green Woodpecker, Blue Tit (numbers in brackets are those sighted at one time).
Flowers: Daisy, Bristly Ox-Tongue, Dandelion, White Clover, Yarrow,