20th May 2014

Today’s highlight visited the Dams for a couple of hours mid-morning in the shape of a transitional-plumage Curlew Sandpiper (CC et al); the same site saw 16 Common Terns pass through, including two which dropped in for a while, as well as a Common Sandpiper. Three Ringed Plover circled and headed west, while a Whimbrel was at East Lea, with 65 House Martins there in the evening.

Curlew Sandpiper (Ian Robinson)

Curlew Sandpiper (Ian Robinson)

The land was again quiet, with single Garden Warbler (Top Scrub) and Spotted Flycatcher (East Lea) the only notables.