Friday, 3 June 2016


A cold hungry 1st yr Hobby by the entrance track to the reserve.
Another cold miserable day on the peninsula. An hour at The Patch this morning plenty of birds but little of note. On the reserve Burrowes was covered by a myriad of Swifts as were all the other lakes, a Redshank and Ringed Plover were on the gradually appearing islands, also the pair of Wigeon still present. By the entrance track 2 miserable looking Hobby's no doubt looking forward to the expected warmer weather and plenty of food. At Scotney more Swifts and 100s of Greylag Geese, the weather doesn't seem to affected their breeding success.
Checking the Plodland MV late morning I stopped counting Diamond Backs when I reached 100 there was at least double that in the trap. 
As 2 Roseate Terns were seen at The Patch lunchtime, I went back there early afternoon but no sign of the Roseate's though 11 Mediterranean Gulls and that Gull were present, also  a Great Skua, 2 Fulmars and several Gannets off shore.

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