13th May 2016

A quiet couple of days hampered by strong northerly winds. Four Garganey were reported off the Brigg, where the Surf Scoter remains, with six Manx Shearwaters the pick of another unremarkable morning’s seawatching. Nine Mute Swans arrived at the Dams this morning, joining singles there and at East Lea, with all 11 relocating to the latter site later; a male White Wagtail was also new in there. Common Sandpipers were at the Dams (three) and the Brigg (one), with two Yellow Wagtails at the former and a Whimbrel at the latter.

Pied Wagtail, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Pied Wagtail, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday (12th) saw four Yellow Wagtails, two Common and a single Green Sandpiper at the Dams, a Garden Warbler in Top Scrub, the Whinchat still on the Tip and at least one Greenland Wheatear still on Carr Naze.