Sunday, June 30th, 2019
Black-tailed Godwits are on the move in numbers today, with a total of 54 through, inc. two flocks of 26, through the Brigg and Dams respectively, where there is also single Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and up to two Little Egrets (as with previous days). Both Little Grebe and Lapwing have chicks there at the moment, and Gadwall, Shoveler, Pochard and Shelduck are also present. An early juvenile Common Redstart was on Long Hedge this morning and two Grasshopper Warblers are reeling at the Tip.
Manx Shearwaters have, predictably, been one of the main species on the move over the sea, peaking at 157 past the Gap (and 53 past the Brigg) on 26th, and (much) smaller numbers on several other days; Common Scoters, the other main passage species at this time of year, have reached up to 60 on several recent days. Many hundreds of Painted Ladies have dominated insect reports.