Hooded Crow and Little Ringed Plover

29th April 2011 –bright and sunny E4/5
Morning observations produced: 105 Common Scoter, 22 Little Tern, 7 Gannet, 6 Red-throated Diver, 3 Sandwich Tern and single Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
Three Lesser Whitethroat and a Grasshopper Warbler were on territory but newly arrived grounded birds remained in short supply with just 2 Wheatear and a Willow Warbler logged.
Diurnal Migration
A House Martin was amongst a further trickle of Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
A solitary dark-bellied Brent Goose was seen and 200 Sanderling, 14 Bar-tailed Godwit, 9 Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwit and single Little Ringed Plover and Greenshank were the pick of the waders.
The Hooded Crow put in a reappearance and raptors included Peregrine and Little Owl.
The first Silver Y of the year was attracted to the moth traps.