9th May 2015

Barn Owl, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Barn Owl, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

A cool and showery day with a south-west to westerly wind swinging north by mid afternoon (with increasingly bright spells later on). Highlights included a Wood Sandpiper through at East Lea early on (MJP), with brief appearances there of both Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers, plus three Yellow Wagtails, 75 Sand Martins, 30 Swallows and 15 House Martins among other transient visitors.

Whinchat, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Whinchat, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

A small arrival of passerine migrants in the Carr Naze area late afternoon included a Whinchat (the first of the year), a Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Chiffchaff and eight Wheatears, while yesterday’s Black Redstart was still on the Brigg and eight Whimbrels came in off.