Rillage Point to Watermouth

06.50 to10.00; partly overcast, SE4: Good morning for migrants, including 8 Swallows, 21 Sand Martins, 1 House Martin, 15 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap (1st this year), 63 Meadow Pipits, 10 alba wagtails, 53 Linnets, 12 Goldfinches and 40 Chaffinches (visible Chaffinch migration unusual here in spring). Also an apparently migrating flock of 15 Woodpigeons. Highlight was a 1st calendar year Glaucous Gull that did a wide sweep to the W between Rillage Point and Beacon Point before coming back in to land and preen. Excellent views through scope. 09.40 to 10.00. Dashed home to get camera, but bird had gone on return at 10.25 and could not be relocated.

Posted April 3rd, 2016 at 11:52 am by Tim Jones in General Birding