Monday, 28 May 2018

26th and 27th May

A bright and sunny couple of days with light winds remaining in the easterly quarter; there were few new birds on the 26th with yesterdays Hawfinch still around Holland the pick while other land migrants included 6 Woodpigeons, a Black Redstart (again yesterdays bird), single Song Thrush and Redwing, 12 Sedge Warblers, a Garden Warbler, 10 Chiffchaffs and 2 Willow Warblers.

                Other birds included 2 Manx Shearwaters offshore, 2 Barnacle Geese, a single drake Garganey and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers the pick of the wildfowl and 2 Golden Plovers, 61 Knot, a Common Sandpiper and 245 Turnstone the pick of the waders.

                A similar picture on the 27th with the first Greenshank of the year over the Obs along with 11 Black-tailed Godwits new in while the Pink-footed Goose, 3 Barnacle Geese and 3 Garganey remained.   It was still quiet on the land with a House Martin, 2 Garden Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers and 3 Redpoll sp. the only birds of note.

Arctic Tern                                          Simon Davies

Snipe                                            Simon Davies

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