There were a few waders on the mud. There were either four or five ruff, including a new orangey-brown individual (which was on the fields to the south this morning), two dunlin and black-tailed godwit. A whimbrel flew in as I was leaving, but seemingly over 100 whimbrels dropped in after 8pm.
Also of note were four pintail, two drakes and ducks, a pair of little egrets and white wagtail.
Another quick visit this morning produced my first yellow wagtail of the year, a nice bright male which was at on a fence only three posts from a kestrel. On the dunes, there were a few wheatears and this cheeky chap popped his head up before scampering off.
|Willow warbler by the Budge screen|
110 Yellow wagtail
Ian, not sure if its already on your patch list but two mandarins dropped in front of the budge screen about 2030 hrs this evening ( 12/5). Greg
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