A session at the pools on Sunday was very quiet with the majority of Coot and Wigeon having departed. Apart from Tufted Duck, all duck numbers were low. The edge of the roadside pool held 8 Ruff, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and small numbers of both Redshank and Oystercatcher. Birds of prey were represented by single Peregrine, Kestrel and Marsh Harrier. During the hour that I was standing on the sea wall with Pete Rouse there was a trickle of Linnet moving eastwards with at least fourteen small groups going through. I have also just received details of three Herring Gull that I have seen at the pools with red rings during March, all three were ringed in Essex.