Thursday, 3 August 2017


An even more amazing day with wall to wall sunshine and a very gentle easterly breeze; a morning slog round the middle census route produced the highlight of brilliant views of two small Water Rail chicks running around next to the Ancum hide.   Other birds included a Greenshank, 580 Golden Plover, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel and 3 Swifts.

                Rushed back up to the top end at lunchtime to have distant but decent views of two ORCAS heading off round the beacon and out to sea including a huge bull.   The afternoon was quiet with a trickle of Whimbrel still heading south.

Water Rail chick

juvenile Kittiwake

Reed Bunting

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