Continuing hot and sunny conditions were not ideal for dropping in migrants but three Whitethroat, three Reed, three Willow and a Sedge Warbler were on site with two Yellow Wagtail, 21 Swallow, three Sand Martin and a Collared Dove through along with 49 Wood Pigeon, continuing the slight passage of recent days.
Willow Warbler - Alan Keatley
Elsewhere four Mediterranean Gull, two adults and two first summer came in off the sea and headed north up the estuary, 11 Sandwich Tern, two Red-throated and two Great Northern Diver were offshore, counts from the estuary included 27 Dunlin, 22 Whimbrel, three Sanderling, the two Brent Geese and single Greenshank, Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey and Ringed Plover. Four Cattle Egret avoided the Recording Area just to the north flying towards Cockwood Marsh mid morning.
Wildlife News: Two Brimstone butterfly were on site, possibly the first multiple occurrence, the first Green-veined White of the year were also on the wing and no Sand Crocus was seen in flower in a quick search.
Southern Cuckoo Bumblebee Bombus vestalis - Alan Keatley