My first stop was at Ousefleet hide from where I could see, shelduck, teal, gadwall and greylag geese.
I had read the sightings book in reception and an entry said that avocets were here, but the only black and white birds that I could see were black headed gulls. About 20 minutes later I could hear avocets but still could not see them. A very strong wind was blowing and they had been sheltering behind one of the islands, and gradually about 18 birds appeared. They were too far away to get anything like a decent photo, but this might give you some ide as to where they were.
I spent about 20 minutes watching them as they fed and had a little fly around and then went to Marshlands hide. Here I added goldeneye to my list and little grebe.
From Xerox hide I added shoveler and wigeon to my list.
Snipe could be seen at the waters edge as they either fed or slept in the long grass, keeping out of the strong wind.
From the end hide there was a lot of activity as greylag geese kept flying off and then returning. Several pairs of little grebes were dashing about, chattering whenever they surfaced.
A pheasant came strutting by
One marsh harrier flew very high and the sun caught the colours and it was a good contrast against the dark clouds. It was however a long way from me so my photo does not do it justice.
A pleasant way to end a very hectic weekend.