Chats and starts

28th April 2014 – overcast/murky/calm
A couple of Little Tern were the best that the sea could muster.
Diurnal Migration
Swallow continue to trickle through in low numbers.
Grounded Migrants
A smattering of migrants were led by 3 Whinchat, 2 Redstart and a Grasshopper Warbler along with 20 Willow Warbler and 14 Wheatear. The number of Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat on breeding territories remain low.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 3 pale-bellied Brent Geese remain and waders included several Whimbrel.
A pair of Raven were the best of the rest.
Scalloped Hazel and Dark Barred Twin-spot Carpet were new for the year.