1 Scan the channel for wildfowl, such as Shelduck, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser and Great Crested Grebe, plus the chance of Red-throated Diver, Common Scoter and Eider. A good spot for a hunting Merlin or Peregrine.
2 At low tide, check the mud for waders, typically Oystercatcher, Avocet, Redshank, Ringed and Grey Plovers, Black- and Bar-tailed Godwits, Knot, Dunlin and Sanderling. Kestrel, Short-eared and Barn Owls, Marsh and Hen Harrier hunt inland. Wet fields attract White-fronted Geese, Wigeon, Teal, Snipe, Little Egret and more.
3 Fieldfare and Redwing flocks are often present in the orchards, along with Mistle Thrush, Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Little Owl and also common passerines.
4 Check hedgerows for tit and finch flocks including Bullfinch.