Migrants included a Yellow Wagtail north and two Wheatear, one Greenland, with four Whitethroat starting to establish territories, a Reed Warbler singing at the Main Pond, two Willow Warbler still holding territory and the usual Chiffchaff and Blackcap in the wooded areas.
Elsewhere 32 Sandwich and 10 Common Tern were offshore with counts from the estuary including 35 Bar-tailed Godwit, 31 Whimbrel, 18 Grey Plover, 14 Dunlin, 11 Sanderling, three Knot and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose.
Wildlife News: Although it was not particularly warm in the easterly wind, mining bees were going about their business with a few Orange-tailed Andrena haemorrhoa and a Short-fringed A. dorsata on willows, with Common Mini-miner A. minutula and a few Yellow-legged A. flavipes preferring the dandelions.
There were fewer hoverflies on the wing, although Stripe-faced Dronefly Eristalis nemorum made its first appearance of the year. The insect highlights, however were an early Wall Brown butterfly, after just a single record last year, and a migrant Hummingbird Hawk-moth, presumably fresh in, resting on the Dune Ridge.