Velvet Scoters and first Reed Warbler

2nd May 2010 – sunny spells NE4
Observations over the sea were led by 3 first-summer drake Velvet Scoter and a flock of 1700 Common Scoter, also seen were 62 Sandwich Tern, 24 Gannet, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
A further increase in the number of territorial Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler was noted. Also seen were 24 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and the first Reed Warbler of the year.
Diurnal Migration
Swallow continue to move through in small numbers and 5 Swift and 2 House Martin were also logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The pair of Gadwall and Wigeon remain and waders included 16 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper.
Single Little Owl and Red-legged Partridge were the best of the rest.