2nd May 2018

A Great Northern Diver and a Little Tern went north on this morning’s seawatch, while Common Sandpipers were at the Dams (two) and East Lea (two), with both White and Yellow Wagtails at the latter site and two singng Reed Warblers at the former, and three Wheatears on Carr Naze. 

Mute Swans in this morning’s downpour at East Lea (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday’s (1st) highlight was undoubtedly the Hawfinch which went north-west at East Lea in the late afternoon, while the Grasshopper Warbler continued at the Tip, where there were also two Snipe. At the Gap, a slight improvement on recent mornings included 205 Linnets, four Whimbrels and four Yellow Wagtails all north.