11th May 2017
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.