11th May 2017

Wall, Carr Naze (Mike Cole)

A quieter day with a south-easterly airflow and plenty of sunshine this morning for the ringers who trapped a female Ring Ouzel in Top Scrub and a Hobby overflew there (DL et al.). A Cuckoo was at the Gap, a Fieldfare was at East Lea, at least seven Reed Warblers were in the Dams area, and a small arrival of other common warblers was evident generally. Eight Wheatears were on Carr Naze and a male Pintail and a pair of Gadwall were on the pond there, while waders on the Brigg included a Common Sandpiper, 11 Purple Sandpipers and 41 Oystercatchers, with six Whimbrel north and two down.  131 Sandwich Terns went south over the course of the day.

Pintail, Carr Naze pond (Mike Cole)