Superb rainbow in front of Plodland this evening. (a slightly wider angle lense needed)
Hat,Gloves and winter coat were needed for the walk to and from a very quiet Patch this morning. Still 80+ Common Terns present, an adult Mediterranean Gull not yet in summer plumage, 2 Fulmars flew west, while 10+ Gannets and 15+ Sandwich Terns were feeding off shore and north Thames colour ringed Herring Gull T9DT a regular on the beach. Behind the hide a Black Redstart was singing and another near the car park.
Herring Gull T9DT
One of the resident Wheatears along the approach road
At the ARC 100+ Swifts over the lake along with a mixed flock of c100 Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins with a single accompanying Hobby. A chiffchaff singing in the Willow Trail, also a Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler. With the wind picking up even more and rain forecast I got some domestic stuff done. Once again the Plodland Moth trap gave slim pickings this morning.
Tree Sparrows are easy to see at Boulderwall.