10th May 2016

Greenland-type Wheatear (Mark Pearson)

Greenland-type Wheatear (Mark Pearson)

Light to moderate north-easterlies with high cloud today, with the clear highlight being the summer-plumage Black Tern that headed high and south along the bay (MJP). Also this morning a Manx Shearwater headed south, waders on the Brigg included a Knot, a Sanderling, seven Turnstones and 12 Dunlin, and the Surf Scoter returned to the south side of the Brigg. A Whinchat in the Rocket Pole Field (the first of the year) and four Greenland-type Wheatears on Carr Naze (including one watched arriving in off the sea) were best of grounded migrants, while at the Dams and East Lea, a Greenshank, two Yellow Wagtails and three Common Sandpipers were recorded. Four Bar-tailed Godwits headed north this evening.

Greenland-type Wheatear (Mark Pearson)

Greenland-type Wheatear (Mark Pearson)