First Ruff of the year

13th May 2009 - bright and sunny, rain by evening NE5
Again proving quiet (0800-0900) excepting 145 Sandwich Tern just 16 Common Scoter, 8 Gannet and a single Red-throated Diver were logged.
Grounded Migrants
Another disappointing showing with just 3 Willow Warbler and single Chiffchaff, Wheatear and Siskin.
Diurnal Migration
Again a trickle of hirundines with 20 Swallow, 12 House Martin and 2 Sand Martin logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 7 Whimbrel and the first Ruff of the year.