Sunday, 11 June 2017

10th and 11th June

Overcast with light easterly winds on the 10th with a few spots of rain later in the day; the first Marsh Warbler of the year was caught at Holland first thing along with a new Blackcap while the Ortolan Bunting continued to show well along the road near Ancum Willows.

                The Black-throated Diver was in Nouster again along with single Red-throated and Great-northern Divers while wader counts included 127 Knot, 96 Sanderling, 31 Dunlin, 17 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel and 62 Turnstone.

Ortolan Bunting

                After a couple of hours of heavy rain first thing the 11th turned out to be a warm, sunny, calm day but with our focus on finding and ringing wader and gull chicks most of the day’s records were of the more casual nature with a new female Red-necked Phalarope on Gretchen, the Marsh Warbler still around the Obs, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, a Siskin, 7 Bar-tailed Godwits and the Black-throated Diver with a Great-northern Diver of note.
Marsh Warbler

Wrens are acrobatically feeding fledglings now,   photos Simon Davies

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