30th August 2015

Three of four Wood sandpipers at East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Three of four Wood sandpipers at East Lea (Mark Pearson)

On the Brigg, the Little Stint remained for its fifth day, while on the sea, single Balearic & Sooty Shearwaters passed this morning (JS et al) and a Mediterranean Gull this evening (MJP). Land migrants were confined to a scattering of Phylloscopus warblers, a Wheatear in off the sea this evening, a Short-eared Owl in the Carr Naze / Rocket Pole Field area (for several days), plus five Whinchats and a Spotted Flycatcher yesterday.

Little Stint on the Brigg this eve (Mark Pearson)

Little Stint on the Brigg this eve (Mark Pearson)

The Dams and East Lea continue to host a fine array of waders, with yesterday’s tallies including four Wood Sandpipers together at East Lea and peak totals of eight Green Sandpipers, 16 Ruff, five Common Sandpipers, three Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Curlew, two Whimbrel, four Greenshank, three Snipe, 25 Lapwing and a Knot, plus two Little Egrets, 35 Teal and eight Shoveler.