Friday, 15 April 2016
Friday 15th April
Once again a combination if overnight rain and southerly winds failed to produce any noticeable fall of passerine migrants this morning with a single Goldcrest the only obvious new arrival, but two Whitethroat and two Willow Warbler were singing in the rain. Wader numbers did however increase with 22 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin and three Whimbrel in the estuary. Elsewhere an Osprey was reported early afternoon, two Pale-bellied Brent Geese were off Cockwood, single Swallow and House Martin flew over and the first Little Tern of the year was offshore with c15 Sandwich Tern.