Tuesday 1 May 2018

1st May 2018

Weather: WSW  2-3 increasing to 4 later, moderate visibility

As expected with the wind direction there was little about, but 3 groups of Goldfinch totalling 20 were around the traps, as were at least 4 Phylloscs. 
Wren, Dunnock and Linnet were all singing, also Swallow, Pied Wagtail and Linnet were collecting nest material.  

Waders were about in small numbers including a single Turnstone and 5 Whimbrel, however 870 Dunlin in summer plumage were below the obs as the tide flooded and 35 Sanderling moved north.
A single Brent and the 2 Eider are still present, 2 Grey Heron and 6 Shelduck were noted. The sea was also quiet with the best records being 7 Red-throated Diver, 10 Common Scoter, 3 Gannet and just 2 Sandwich Tern.
 photos AS

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