Another quiet day with clear blue skies, almost June like except for the chilling northerly wind. Counts from the estuary were disappointing but birds were regularly disturbed by visitor traffic to a second boat moored in the Saltmarsh all ignoring the voluntary exclusion zone. Totals included 48 Curlew, 28 Turnstone, 24 Redshank, 12 Ringed Plover, five Greenshank, three Bar-tailed Godwit, a Knot and an Eider.
Elsewhere two Sandwich Tern were offshore, the Cetti's Warbler was at the Main Pond and migrants were limited to six Wheatear on site and single figures of Chaffinch and Meadow Pipit overhead.
Chiffchaff - Lee Collins
Wildlife News: Another great day for the Sand Crocus and spring invertebrates, the highlight being the first Black Oil Beetle for the Recording Area. Other records included three Dark-edged Beefly, a Comma, a steady eastwards passage of dispersing queen bumblebees along the Dune Ridge and a Tree Bumblebee investigating a new nestbox.
Dark-edged Beefly - Lee Collins