Spring migration was in evidence but there were few summer migrants to be found. The highlight was a good candidate for wild Barnacle Goose that arrived offshore in a flock of 15 Pale-bellied Brent Geese with six more Pale-bellies drooping in soon after. They later moved into the estuary where wintering species continue to dwindle, counts included 35 Dark and the two long-staying Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 11 Bar-tailed Godwit, 11 Teal, three Greenshank and three Eider.
Barnacle & Pale-bellied Brent Geese - Alan Keatley
Elsewhere a Wheatear was around the Bight and four Chiffchaff were in the bushes whilst five Great Northern and two Red-throated Diver were offshore.
Wildlife News: A male Hairy-footed Flower Bee was nectaring on planted Rosemary near the seawall. Although a common early spring species this was apparently the first site record and the 225th hymenopteran species for the recording area.