14th May 2014

Steady as she goes over recent days, with highlights including a Marsh Harrier over the bay this morning, three Common Sandpipers, eight Purple Sandpipers and 15 Turnstones in the Brigg high tide roost this evening (with two Common Sands there yesterday), a Green Woodpecker (CW) reported over the Country Park yesterday (13th), and a Bar-tailed Godwit and 11 Mute Swans at East Lea on 12th.

Common Sandpiper, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Common Sandpiper, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Also of interest, Orange Tips, Walls and many other butterflies are on the wing locally, and Large Red Damselflies have been observed in the Top Scrub.

Immature female Large Red Damselfly (Dan Lombard)

Immature female Large Red Damselfly (Dan Lombard)