Monday 6 April 2020

A good day considering the restrictions

The wind started SSW then moved further west as the day progressed. Unfortunately, sea watching was confined to Shaun's early morning cycle, plus limited observations later in the morning.

Sandwich Tern 1 - 06:30 (first of year)
Kittiwake 30 in - 07:15 plus another 5 later in the morning
Red-Throated Diver - high flock of 6 in, plus 2, 1 and 1 (mid morning)
Arctic Skua - 1 dark morph distant 10:45
Knot c6,000 on old heliport wall, only two ringed birds found

Marsh Harrier - 1 female/immature north

Middleton Nature Reserve
Swallow 2 (1 + 1)
A lot of warblers grounded
Chiffchaffs everwhere
Willow warbler  - 1 singing male plus at least one more seen only.
Blackcap none heard, but at least two males seen

Not all of today's arrivals were welcomed!