21st May 2014

A bright day with a southerly airflow and high pressure, with new arrivals being understandably hard to come by on the land and over the sea. Two Hobbys were fresh in, however, with one in off the sea and one hunting behind the Dams (MJP). Waders on the Brigg included 25 Sanderling, eight Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plovers and five Turnstones. At the Dams, two Common Sandpipers remain and a Greenshank circled but thought better of it.

Of interest, a large raptor which headed north-west in the early afternoon was almost certainly a Honey-buzzard, but unfortunately definitive views weren’t possible before the bird disappeared into the haze.

Sanderling (Mark Pearson)

Sanderling (Mark Pearson)