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.

Wheatear, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Wheatear, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

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.

Budgerigar, Short Hedge (Mark Pearson)

Budgerigar, Short Hedge (Mark Pearson)

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.

Greenshank, Dams (Mike Day)

Greenshank, Dams (Mike Day)