V enjoyable trip to Steart Marshes and Steart Pt today with 13 participants. I think c.60 species seen and c. 5 miles walked! Highlights were thousands of Golden Plover, Lapwing and Dunlin, often all in the air at once. Also Grey Plover, Knot, Curlew, 2 small flocks of Avocet, 1 Barwit, Curlew, Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and Marsh Harrier, a flock of 10 Yellowhammers, but sadly no Short-eared Owls. Also nice views of 4 Roe Deer and at least 6 Brown Hare.