Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Arctic Terns continue to flood in with todays total being 2865, many of which are displaying and scrape digging so fingers crossed... The Glossy Ibis was seen at Hooking, the Swift and at least one Cuckoo were still with us and a trickle of northbound waders included 26 Turnstones, 23 Sanderlings, and a Dunlin. New highlights included a female Blue-headed wagtail at Lurand and more unusual, a singing male Lapland Bunting at Nether Linnay. Other migrants were a Sparrowhawk, Sandwich Tern, White Wagtail, both Common and Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, Snow Bunting and 9 Redpolls, most if not all being Mealy Redpolls.