Around 80 Sandwich Terns were present over the tide with one or two Common Terns. Around 30 Great crested Grebes and 12 Common Scoter were offshore at the lighthouse. A single Whimbrel again roosted on the groyne together with 60 Dunlin.
Migrants started moving through immediately after the passing of the rain front starting with 8 Wheatears and a Whinchat arriving in the area of the groyne at the west end of the paddocks. White and Yellow Wagtails then began arriving in the paddocks with a total of 8 White and 11 Yellow which included a male Blue-headed type. The first Swift of the spring powered through eastwards along with around 20 House Martins and 30 Swallows. Below are a couple of shots of todays Blue headed Type Wagtail showing a typical Blue colour head and pale sub ocular patches expected of flava, but a contradictory white throat suggesting something else.
Observers; AMC, JJ, MGT, EW.