Wednesday, 5 May 2010

5 May 2010

Much better conditions today (a light north-easterly wind, later turning easterly, and mostly clear skies). Good passage of hirundines between 0545 and 0900 including over 80 Swallows, a few Sand Martins and, later, a few House Martins and Swifts. Linnet passage was again notable and they were joined by a sprinkling of Goldfinches and two Yellow Wagtails. A Ring Ouzel was still in a field just north of the concrete blocks and a Hobby drifted inland. Out to sea a few Gannets moved south with a handful of Common Scoter, a few Guillemots, a Red-throated Diver, 4 Little Terns and at least 2 Common Terns. However, the highlight was a Cuckoo that gave excellent views as it headed south along the top of the dunes.

Th walk back produced at least 2 singing Garden Warblers along Holmes Road.

Terry and Tim