22nd August 2015

Yet another good day here at the Obs, with a south-easterly airflow encouraging the sea to provide this morning and the land to host a small influx of passerines this evening. Of the former, a Long-tailed Skua, a Red-necked Grebe, two Sooty Shearwaters and four Little Gulls (MJP, MRA, JS, CW, BP) were the highlights of an encouragingly mixed bag, while an initially quiet day on terra firma became increasingly busy later on.

Pied Flycatcher, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

Pied Flycatcher, Top Scrub (Mark Pearson)

A new Wryneck – at least the fifth of the week – dropped onto Carr Naze before bolting inland late afternoon (MJP), where four Whinchats, a Redstart, five Wheatears and eight Willow Warblers were also fresh in. A total of at least 10 Pied Flycatchers were scattered throughout the area.