31st May 2017

Sandwich Tern at the Dams (Mark Pearson)

A very quiet end to the month, with little in the way of notables, although two Sandwich Terns dropped out of the mist and into the Dams for a few minutes on 29th, where six Mute Swans continue to commute between there and East Lea. Otherwise, Painted Ladies have begun to arrive in small numbers, a singing Yellowhammer at Reighton gives us another breeding presence, and up to 50 Oystercatchers are in the Brigg area (with very small numbers of other waders including Sanderling, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Turnstones, with the odd Common Sandpiper also dropping in)

Moorhens at the Dams (Pete Dunn)