Whimbrel, Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler

18th April 2015 – bright and sunny NE3
Sandwich Tern continue to dominate sightings over the sea early morning with 390 birds logged. Also seen were 10 Common Scoter, 6 Shag, 3 Gannet and 2 Red-throated Diver.
Grounded Migrants
Although Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler had returned to breeding habitats the clear conditions at dawn failed to ground many migrants with just 12 Willow Warbler and 10 Wheatear logged.
Diurnal Migration
Iceland bound migrants involved 25 Pink-footed Geese and 3 Whooper Swan whilst a single Lesser Redpoll was amongst a further trickle of Swallow and Sand Martin.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first-winter drake Long-tailed Duck remains in residence and waders included 440 Golden Plover, 21 Whimbrel, 12 Purple Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Ruff and a Greenshank.
At least two Little Egret continue to linger and the long-staying Hooded Crow was logged.
Red Sword-grass was the only attraction to the moth trap.