Less than ideal conditions didn't seem to stop the migrants today. A single Siskin passed overhead as did our first House Martins of the year, 5 in total today. Swallows and Sand Martins also moved through whilst the resident breeding Swallows defended their territories from passage birds.
Surprisingly there wasn't a single Wheatear today but a stunning male Redstart was located in Hawthorns at the south end of Lingham Lane. Several Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a male Blackcap were also in the same hedgerow and a Grasshopper Warbler was discovered creeping around in the understorey .
Offshore the Scoter Flock remained, whilst Sandwich Terns numbered 37 and Gannet 17
With a high pressure system forming over the near continent and UK over the next couple of days, the first major arrival of migrants and possibly something rarer is anticipated !
AMC, KD, DH.and EW
|A record shot of what was a stunning bird (AMC)|
|Record shot of singing Lesser Whitethroat (EW)|