The first two birds written into the old book were pied thrush and Kashmir flycatcher, in Sri Lanka - that will take some beating. The first bird in the new book was a blue tit, in the bushes by the entrance at Druridge. I wonder how long it will be before the notebook is replaced by an app that sends the records straight to the cloud? The technology is here now.
On the pools, 13 ruff dropped in with two smaller waders (later tracked down by Dave as an LRP and a dunlin). And that was it, I had limited time as I was off to the match
Due to a massive hangover, it was after 4pm when I got down to the patch today. Yesterday's ruff were still on the Budge fields with at least nine snipe and a redshank. A dunlin was out in front of the Oddie hide.
|little grebe enjoying the sun|
There were still some butterflies on the wing including red admiral, wall and this speckled wood.
So the dunes. This arctic skua was harassing terns just offshore, most of my photos of it were out of focus, these two weren't bad.
There were 21 sanderling, one dunlin and one ringed plover on the beach.