First thing this morning I assisted Barry Banson with the RSPB MV at Boulderwall Farm, a very good 60 species were identified mainly by Barry, but I am learning from him.
I then went to Hanson where 2 Wood Sandpipers and 4 Dunlin could be seen among several 100s of Lapwing. Overhead 100s of Sand Martins and Swallows with a single Swift were feeding very high.
A walk up to the pines saw c20 Willow Warblers, 6 Common Whitethroats, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Reed Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers and 2 Cetti's Warblers.
At the north end of the trapping area 4 more Willow Warblers, 2 Common Whitethroats and a Cetti's Warbler.
Poor heavily cropped images of this afternoons juvenile White-winged Black Tern
A relatively slow sea watch this afternoon was enlivened by a brief appearance of juvenile White-winged Black Tern and a Pomarine Skua.
13.50-16.00 from the fishing boats:
Common Scoter: 5E
Great-crested Grebe: 3 around
Cormorant: 7 around
Pomarine Skua: 1E
Little Gull: 1 juvenile around
Little Tern: 2 around
Sandwich Tern: 35W
Commic Tern: 30W
Arctic Tern: 1W juvenile
Black Tern: 1W
White-winged Black Tern: 1E Rubbish pics.
Auk sp: 1W
Common Whitethroat ARC
Lesser Whitethroats ARC
Scarce Chocholate Tip in the Plodland MV this morning
In the Plodland MV a good 185 macros of 50 species + 17 species of micro and still counting.
With the Scarce Chocholate Tip was 3 Small Mottled Willows, 2 Pine Hawkmoths, 9 Rush Veneer, 3 ferrugalis and 6 xylostella.