The RSPB have an event at the Eric Grace Memorial Hide, Ryan’s Field on Wednesday 26th September between 5pm and 7pm. This is on the spring tide and the sluice gate will be closed to prevent the creak over spilling onto the road, leaving the field as the only dry ground for waders to roost. It is hoped that the curlew sandpiper and the little stint seen recently on the main Estuary will be pushed over into the field for all to see. Beginner birdwatchers are very welcome. Members Â£1 non-member Â£1.50. Grid ref. SW552364, contact Jenny Parker 01736 711682 (Monday only).