It's arrival was overshadowed by another migrant this morning, a much scarcer spring bird on the coast - whinchat.
|whinchat - record shot
Two male blackcaps were vying for territory by the Budge screen and whitethroats were still singing strongly. I recorded 48 species at Druridge in three hours this morning, without a seawatch. I reckon with a seawatch I could have easily seen 55 species, over a third of the average yearly total!
The warmer conditions this morning may have been responsible for a hatch of cinnabar moths - they were everywhere!
|Cinnabar moths - at it!
|redshank in summer plumage