Still migrants about on the coast, rb shrike at Woodhorn and Farnes, bluethroat on the farnes etc but nowt at Dru, everything had moved off. No sign of marsh warbler tonight, even with a tape going and no other migrants of note.
Found a sedgies nest with one egg in, so will keep an eye on that and the only other highlights were 2 whimbrel on the beach and year-ticking Tim Cleeves on the patch.
Reports from Dru today on birdguides and from the Newton Stringer included marsh harrier, garganey and LRP - no sign of any tonight - even the sedgies were quiet.
I have so far not been tempted to go and join the masses kicking the great snipe from arsehole to breakfast time on Holy Island...seemingly the twitch on Sunday was well behaved, I just hope it's the same today for the birds' sake, but I fear the worst...... maybe I am taking unnecessary high ground, maybe because I haven't seen it...whatever...I don't like the concept of repeated organised bootings of rare birds. Rant over!
Aye, its a disgrace that behaviour....I was more concerned about the orchids etc. The Snipe could hid if it wished, plants and pipits nests, god help them....
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