Turnstone and Purple Sandpiper influx

30th March 2018 – overcast/showers NE1/2
A check of the sea (0800-0900) produced 39 Common Scoter, 37 Sandwich Tern, 25 Razorbill, 10 Red-throated Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Guillemot and 4 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
A Tree Sparrow was the only evidence of newly grounded birds.
Diurnal Migration
Limited to 2 Whooper Swan amongst a trickle of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.
Wildfowl and Waders
The Brent Goose flock held 222 pale-bellied and 44 dark-bellied birds. Waders included 26 Purple Sandpiper amongst 510 Turnstone, a Greenshank amongst 800 Redshank, 500 Golden Plover and 350 Sanderling.
The Ring-necked Parakeet remains and 4 Twite were logged.