8th August 2018

Merlin off the Brigg (Mark Pearson)

A Merlin came in off the sea and hunted over Carr Naze early afternoon, two Roseate Terns and – one of them or another later in the morning – were feeding off the Brigg, an adult Pomarine Skua and an Arctic Skua moved north, a Grey Plover and 14 Whimbrels were among waders on the move (also late morning), and the Dams continued to hold a strong cast of waders including a Wood Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 10 Snipe and six Black-tailed Godwits.

Green Sandpipers at the Dams (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday (7th), a 1cy Yellow-legged Gull flew over the Brigg and settled in the bay, a Tree Pipit went south over carr Naze, a Minke Whale was feeding north of the Brigg, a Marsh Harrier went north over the Dams, and the wagtail cast in the Carr Naze Pond area included one White, one Grey, four Yellow and nine Pied. 

Green Sandpiper, Dams (Mark Pearson)