Seems a good year for the lovely Vipers Bugloss on the peninsular this year
1 of 2 4th calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls at The Patch yesterday morning
Juvenile Wheatear trapped by Jacques near The Moat yesterday morning
1 of 4 Black Redstarts on the way to The Patch this morning
With barely a ripple on the sea or at The Patch this morning there were very few Gulls around. just 3 Mediterranean Gulls, 9 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns, 3 Great-crested Grebes, a single Harbour Porpoise and a few loafing Gulls, also 10 Common scoter moved east. The walk to The Patch produced 4 Black Redstarts, 2 Wheatears and 2 Swallows came in.
1st summer Little Gull from Firth hide this afternoon
Fairly quiet on Burrowes this afternoon, the highlights being a 1st summer Little Gull, a single Black-tailed Godwit and 3 Ringed Plovers among the eclipse wildfowl The Hobby's are still putting on a show around the reserve, along with hunting Marsh Harriers, Reed, Seddge and Cetti's Warblers are all still singing, as are many Reed Buntings and Common Whitethroats. There were still a few Swifts over the ARC but the highlight was 2 Cuckoo's chasing one another.
Hobby beside the entrance track
1 of 2 Cuckoo's at the ARC early evening