Friday, 7 May 2021

Little Tern, best of the early morning rush hour

Light SSW breeze moving round to west later. Mainly sunny, but quite a heavy shower at 08:15, which effectively marked the end of the earlier movement.

Early morning report from Pete:
Everything moved earlier than or during the frontal edge of the weak weather front. Nothing afterwards.
 Sea 0640-0840: 
Whimbrel 1
Shag 1 2nd calendar year flew north across the bay
Sandwich tern 19 in and 7 blogging
Little  tern two in then out closer to shore
Arctic tern 12 and 14 in
Gannet 8 and 1 and 1 in
Kittiwake - 15 in, 42 in at same time as distant c40 out
Swallow at least 200 in
House martin 2
Sand martin 2
Two whimbrel and 4 Dunlin red nab

Middleton Nature Reserve - report and pictures from Janet
A quick visit to MNR at 07.30 this morning.

The Gulls were back and forward to the industrial site with nesting material, 
There was a Cetti's warbler singing, but as usual it stayed hidden!! 
Grasshopper warbler not heard
This Sedge warbler was ringed

There were two Shelduck which flew over from the sea. 

At least 6 Swifts flew over.

 I couldn't hear the dawn chorus at one point because of the Song Thrush!!

Female Roe Deer

Some pictures from the north shore today, provided by Kevin Singleton
Just out from Whinnysty Lane:
Summer plumage Turnstone 

One of eleven Little Egret on the north shore this evening 

Lesser Black-Backed gull

Also further out on/around the skear
Eider 13
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Whimbrel 14