On a mild and sunny morning (before a murky, increasingly damp afternoon), sightings from Slimbridge WWT with Andy included:
Roadside fields - four Ruffs with Curlews; it is always worth checking the south field on the way into the centre at this time of the year as there is usually something of interest here;
Holden Tower (over the high tide) - large numbers of Dunlin, Lapwings and Golden Plovers, a Peregrine, two Redwings, three Fieldfares, seven Bewick's Swans, 50+ White-fronted Geese, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Goldcrest; despite the 9.1m tide pushing most of the waders on to the Dumbles, they remained distant, favouring the flooded area adjacent to the south cross-fence -where the Peregrine was perched!;
Zeiss Hide - 63 Black-tailed Godwits, two Spotted Redshanks and a Sparrowhawk;
Canoe Safari - a Chiffchaff;
Car Park - three Lesser Redpolls over.