Many thanks to everyone for organising a thoroughly enjoyable morning.  

There were plenty of birds to see, including a few firsts for me.  The flooding of the reserve was really impressive to see.  Here is my list of spottings if anyone is interested.

Merlin

Sparrowhawk

Kestrel

Short eared owl

Widgeon

Teal

Mallard

Redshank

Spotted redshank

Curlew

Oyster catcher

Grey plover

Golden plover

Godwit (black-tail?)

Cormorant

Dunlin

Mute swan

Heron

Little egret

Snipe

Pheasant

Marsh harrier

Greylag goose

White fronted goose

Black headed gull

Lesser black backed gull

Greater black backed gull

Skylark

Meadow pipit

Crow

Magpie

Lapwing

Eider (female)

Starling

Others saw peregrine and common gull.