Little Egret begin to build

11th August 2018 – sunny spells V1/2
The sea provided 510 Sandwich Tern, 59 Manx Shearwater, 35 Common Scoter, 24 Common Scoter and 4 Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
The Cuckoo continues to linger and a Whinchat was amongst 15 Stonechat. Additional sightings included 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat and 3 Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
A hint of movement was provided by 5 Tree Pipit and single Grey Wagtail and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Although 100 Swallow and 24 Sand Martin were logged there was little evidence that hirundines were on the move.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 1260 Curlew, 400 Sanderling, 240 Turnstone, 12 Greenshank, 11 Whimbrel and 5 Black-tailed Godwit.
Little Egret numbers continue to increase with 30 birds logged. Also seen were 2 Peregrine.