3rd August 2016

A promising start to the first month of the birding autumn, with a Honey Buzzard east along the North Cliff early this morning (MJP); a Sooty Shearwater and two Manx Shearwaters went north at the Gap, and a Little Ringed Plover was at the Dams (along with four Dunlin, three Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and 40 Lapwings) with a similar cast of waders yesterday.

Honey Buzzard (Mark Pearson)

Honey Buzzard (Mark Pearson)

East Lea hosted an Avocet on 1st (MM) and a Little Egret was at the Dams yesterday, while the juvenile Marsh Harrier is still frequenting both sites.