Overcast but calm first thing, even getting a bit misty at times with the light easterly breeze before breaking out into a gorgeous, sunny, warm afternoon; the Hooking census route was fairly quiet with 10 Shoveler, 60 Sanderling, 10 Bar-tailed Godwits, 70 Lapwings, 140 Golden Plover, 55 Curlew and a Swift but I couldn’t really pick anything out in amongst them.
Didn’t do much in the afternoon but 10+ Whimbrel flew south along the west coast in small flocks.
Another lime flagged Sanday Sanderling
Reed Buntings are still feeding chicks
Starlings are looking interesting now, moulting into adult plumage and covered in pollen!