Thursday 11 May 2017

Itsy bitsy not a lot

The easterly did not really kick in until after 0900 and the start of the morning was cold clear with a full moon and a light northerly - a good recipe for staying in bed i.e. subtly unfavourably different to yesterday

Worthy of note....
Gannet - 2 out
Arctic Tern - 8 in
Sandwich Tern - 2 blogging and one bizarrely dip-feeding over wet mud next to Red Nab for 30 minutes
Brent Goose - the two pale and one dark-bellied birds still Red Nab but hidden in the back channel until the tide moved
More phonescoping practice! (Pete)

Swallow - c130 NE with a significant number in-off at OE
House Martin - 5 NE
Lesser Redpoll - 1 NE and one ringed
Willow Warbler - 4 or so ringed, one in-off over the mudflats at OE
Wheatear - 3 big and one enormous bird arrived together on OE foreshore 10ish
Large gulls - 2000 + checked on low tide skeers
Cetti's Warbler - possibility/probability of extra singing male Middleton
Mallard & 6 young Middleton (also Gadwall, Tufted Duck and 3 x nesting Mute Swan)

Broad bodied Chaser - teneral Middleton (thanks Malcolm) (IOY)
also Common Blue or Azure seen