First Sandwich Terns arrive

26th March 2017 – bright and sunny ENE1
The sea provided the first 6 Sandwich Tern of the year along with 8 Red-throated Diver, 8 Common Scoter, 6 Shag and 2 Pintail.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 11 Goldcrest and 2 Redwing.
Diurnal Migration
Northbound passage included 165 Pink-footed Geese, 40 Meadow Pipit, 8 Whooper Swan and 2 Tree Sparrow.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 340 pale-bellied and 60 dark-bellied birds. Four Barnacle Geese remain and the redhead Goosander put in another appearance. The drake Gadwall remains amongst 14 Shoveler. Waders included 14 Purple Sandpiper, 7 Greenshank and 5 Black-tailed Godwit.
A Water Rail was the best of the rest.
Both Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock were again on the wing.