First Arctic Tern appears offshore

15th April 2009 - early rain then sunny spells NE4/5
The remaining Water Pipit continues to favour the flooded horse paddocks along Biggar Bank.
An Arctic Tern was amongst 30 Sandwich Tern early morning (0815-0915). Other sightings included 18 Razorbill, 8 Common Scoter, 6 Guillemot, 2 Tufted Duck and single Red-throated Diver and Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Slightly more productive than recent days with 20 Willow Warbler, 5 Wheatear, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 White Wagtail and a Coal Tit logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 3 Scaup remain and 2 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Gadwall were recorded.
A group of 6 Little Egret hunted the tidal creeks along the eastern shore.
The first Speckled Wood are now on the wing.