17th July 2017

32 juvenile Lapwings were an encouraging sight at the Dams today, with wader passage generally becoming slowly more prevalent of late; other records have included a Black-tailed Godwit at East Lea and the Dams from 14th to today, the first two returning Sanderlings south on 15th, and 22 Dunlins south on the same day – when other reports included a single European Storm-petrel trapped overnight, a Velvet Scoter and a Quail reported from near Reighton.  

Ruddy Darter (Steve Bowden)

A Red-veined Darter and a Little Egret were at East Lea on 12th (DL), when a Hobby was reported over the Top Fields (TGD). 329 Swifts went south over Carr Naze on 11th, when 10 Manxies went north and the continuing strong Puffin passage totalled 270 south and 201 north.