Overnight there had been a small arrival of migrants including. The most notable was the arrival of Garden Warbler. 2 were recorded along park Lane whilst 3 more were in hedgerows along Lingham Lane. 20 Willow Warbler and 14 Chiffchaff were also in the coastal hedgerows. 3 Lesser Whitethroat were again recorded along Lingham Lane as was a female Common Redstart. Another 2 Common Redstart played cat and mouse in the hedges bordering the paddocks. Bird of the day was a female Black Redstart. Found and photographed by Lighthouse regular Tony Edwards, the Black Redstart fed on the ground between the farm buildings along Lingham lane. Other warblers on territory inclued Reed , Sedge and Grasshopper Warbler. Along Park Lane there were 4 Whinchat and 10 Wheatear perched on the wire fence.
The cool wind kept the temperature down and produced a slight sea mist. An unexpected 1st summer Little Gull drifted in then back out again on the ebb tide.
Waders included 2 Whimbrel and 3000 Dunlin on the foreshore.
|Black Redstart (Tony Edwards)|
|Garden Warbler (AMC)|