8th September 2016

An excellent day here at the Obs thanks in no small part to an incredibly tame and accommodating White-rumped Sandpiper (SD, KD et al.) on the Brigg. At times feeding down to two metres of appreciative observers, it’s our fourth record (all since 2002), after the last at the Dams in 2012.

White-rumped Sandpiper (Mark Pearson)

White-rumped Sandpiper (Mark Pearson)

An Icterine Warbler was fresh-in on Carr Naze this morning (BP et al.), an overdue first for the year, while a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull (MJP) followed the plough with c600 large gulls in fields west of the Tip. A Marsh Harrier was over Carr Naze this evening, a Little Egret was in the bay corner and a Hobby was in the west of the area, while a scattering of warblers included a Garden and two Lesser Whitethroats in Top Scrub. Whinchats were there and at the Tip, while a Crossbill lingered for a while in the Country Park.

White-rumped Sandpiper (Mark Pearson)

White-rumped Sandpiper (Mark Pearson)