5th August 2015

More quality today in what has been a pleasingly productive period of late. Today’s pick was an adult Sabine’s Gull briefly off North Cliff (TGD), with three Marsh Harriers at large in the northern area and the Little Stint reported from the Dams as well as Greenshank and Green Sandpiper there; a variety of other waders passed through in small numbers. Further Greenshanks were at the Tip and over the sea, while Swift passage was heavy early on with 486 through at the Gap and 250 south at the Dams before 0800hrs.

Grey Heron, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Grey Heron, East Lea (Mark Pearson)

A Velvet Scoter was the best of the sea yesterday, while the Little Stint intermittently frequented both the Dams and East Lea during the day.

Greenshank, Dams (Mark Pearson)

Greenshank, Dams (Mark Pearson)