First Whimbrel arrives

14th April 2018 – sunny spells SE1/2
The sea provided for 70 Common Scoter, 55 Sandwich Tern, 5 Red-throated Diver and single Kittiwake and Guillemot.
Grounded Migrants
A mix of winter and summer migrants produced 12 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 6 Wheatear, 5 Redwing and 2 Goldcrest.
Diurnal Migration
Again a mix of winter and summer migrants with 65 Pink-footed Geese, 10 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin and a Lesser Redpoll logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 215 pale-bellied birds while waders included 88 Golden Plover, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and the first Whimbrel of the year.