Lesser Redpoll control

8th May 2013 – overcast with rain/drizzle SE3
Early morning between the showers produced 75 Sandwich Tern, 18 Gannet, 7 Little Tern, 5 Arctic Tern, 3 Razorbill and single Arctic Skua and Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a handful of Willow Warbler, Wheatear and Chiffchaff.
Diurnal Migration
A House Martin was amongst a trickle of Swallow when the weather relented around noon.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 1000 Dunlin, 72 Bar-tailed Godwit and a single Whimbrel were the best of the waders.
A Lesser Redpoll control was perhaps long overdue.
Brown Silver-line was new for the year.