Hudsonian Whimbrel continues to prove elusive

21st June 2007 - sunny spells and showers E3/4
The Hudsonian Whimbrel showed both early and late on the saltings to the north of Biggar, however, due to the small tides only brief flight views were obtained. High tide tomorrow is at 0511hrs and 1742hrs. Also, an adult Yellow-legged Gull showed well along the western shore mid-morning before flying south.
The evening tide saw 10 Little Tern and a first-summer Shag feeding in the mouth of the bay while movements further offshore included 50 Sandwich Tern, 20 Common Scoter, 15 Gannet, 10 Manx Shearwater, 5 Kittiwake and 5 Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
The Hooded Crow reappeared and an early or late Wheatear was logged.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 14 Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Apart from the Hudsonian Whimbrel, records included 10 Bar-tailed Godwit and a single Whimbrel.
Adult Yellow-legged Gull.