26th August 2014
A brisk north-easterly promised something somewhere locally today, and it was the sea that provided during a three hour watch this evening. Two Long-tailed Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas, 20+ Arctic Skuas, a Black Tern and a Sooty Shearwater (MJP) were the highlights – full counts to follow on Trektellen.
Seven Wheatears and three Whinchats were in the ploughed strip on North Cliff, another Wheatear was new on Carr Naze, a Sedge Warbler was in Short Hedge (where a Blue-morph Budgerigar also, er, skulked), a Greenshank overflew the Country Park and a Green Sandpiper did likewise at Hunmnaby Gap.
Eight Ruff, 12 Snipe, two Dunlin, one ringed Plover, one Black-tailed Godwit, three Green Csandpipers and one Common Sandpiper were at the Dams / East Lea.