Early morning with King Squacco at Scotney where the Long Tailed Duck was in its favourite pose but little else to be seen. Next stop The Midrips where as soon as we got out the car a Merlin and a Marsh Harrier flew over, a pair of Garganey flew west along the shore but there were no Terns off shore. On the grassy areas 8+ Wheatears and a Yellow Wagtail, 2 Mediterranean Gulls flew west and on the pools a singles of Avocet and Greenshank, 2 Black Tailed Godwits, 2 Bar Tailed Godwits, 8 Dunlin, 4 Ringed Plover and 10+ Redshank. A drive down Galloways found 6+ Wheatears, a Stonechat and a few Meadow Pipits. Dengemarsh Gully was disappointing with just a Wheatear and a Peregrine.
|Long Tailed Blob|
A Montagu's Harrier flew west through the ranges at c19.00hrs per OL.