1 of at least 25 Wheatears around The Point today
A cold walk around the The Desert with AJG was surprisingly birdy with 4+ Ring Ouzels, 9 Wheatears, 2 Whimbrel, a Swallow, Common and Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, and Chiffchaffs.
1w Iceland Gull at The Patch
At The Patch absolutely no up channel passage, though the 1w Iceland Gull was still present c150 Commic Terns feeding off shore, 6 Great-crested Grebes still hanging around, a 1w Mediterranean Gull and 2 Whimbrel there.
Whimbrel by the access track
On the reserve 4 Whimbrel by the access track, on Burrowes 3 Bar-tailed Godwits, 10 Dunlin, a Turnstone, 2 common Sandpiper, 6 Swifts over, the long staying Ring-necked Duck and 2 Pintail.
At Denge Marsh 2 Hobby's, the Greater White-fronted Goose and the usual reed bed species.
Hobby over Denge Marsh
1 of 7 Ring Ouzels in The Desert today
Another wander around The desert this afternoon found 7 Ring Ouzels and more Wheatears making a minimum of 25.
Hobby chasing Sand Martin's over the ARC this evening
Early evening on the ARC and New diggings the rain showers had bought down many Hirundines, c150 each of Swallow and Sand Martin, c20 House Martins, 8+ Swifts and 2 Hobby's chasing the Sand Martins.
Shelduck in front of Hanson this evening