Territorial Firecrest

7th May 2019 – sunny spells V1
Early morning sightings (0645-0745) included 220 Sandwich Tern, 185 Common Scoter, 10 Gannet, 6 Little Tern, 4 Red-throated Diver, 2 Arctic Tern and 2 Puffin.
Grounded Migrants
A male Firecrest was singing in the observatory garden and the supporting cast involved 17 Wheatear, 5 White Wagtail, 3 Willow Warbler and single Yellow Wagtail, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.
Diurnal Migration
A skein of 65 Pink-footed Geese headed north along with a solitary Lesser Redpoll.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2310 Dunlin, 620 Knot, 75 Grey Plover, 40 Bar-tailed Godwit and 17 Whimbrel.
Breeding Birds
The first juvenile Stonechats have now fledged with three broods seen.