21st August 2016

A weekend of strong winds and heavy showers, with our wetland sites attracting most interest. The Dams has 17 Ruff, 33 Dunlin, a Greenshank, a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Snipe, a Shoveler, three Gadwall and 55 Teal today, with two Kingfishers present on 19th (MC), while East Lea has held up to ten Ruff.

Ruff at the Dams this eve (Mark Pearson)

Ruff at the Dams this eve (Mark Pearson)

On the sea, a day of strong passage on 19th included two Sooty Shearwaters, 54 Knot, a Black Tern, 22 Arctic Skuas, 114 Dunlin, two Little Gulls and a Pomarine Skua south and a Pied Flycatcher in off (JS, CW). Several Purple Sandpipers and up to 16 Ringed Plovers are among waders on the Brigg, and a further Pied Flycatcher was in Parish wood today.