The morning after the day before!

2nd May 2013 – bright and sunny E1
Morning observations (0800-0830) 23 Sandwich Tern, 14 Common Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannet and a Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Given that the conditions were not conducive to grounded birds a showing of just 12 Wheatear and single Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff was disappointing though not unexpected.
Diurnal Migration
Four Lesser Redpoll were the only species of note amongst a trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Three Scaup remain and waders included 15 Whimbrel.
The moth trap continues to be devoid of life – the worst start to the year that can be remembered!