Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Mid June 2019

June 16th. On Tennyson's Sands were 4 Teal, 2 Spoonbill and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Birds around included 17 Gadwall, 4 Eider, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Grasshopper Warbler, 56 Starling and a Siskin. Flying south were 454 Swift, a Sand Martin, 28 House Martin and an unseasonal Grey Wagtail.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 17 new birds: 4 Great Tit, 3 Linnet, a Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Coal Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Blackbird; and 3 retraps: a Great Tit, a Dunnock and a Reed Warbler.

Red Admiral, nectaring on Cow Parsley, 16th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Small Tortoiseshell, nectaring on Southern Marsh Orchid, 16th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Coal Tit, ringed 16th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 15th. A Great White Egret flew south over the New Saltmarsh before doubling back late afternoon. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill, 11 Black-tailed Godwit and a Mediterranean Gull. Birds around included a Pink-footed Goose, 4 Brent Goose, 3 Eider, 11 Little Egret, a Spotted Redshank, a Short-eared Owl, 5 Cuckoo, a Hobby, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, a Bullfinch and a Siskin. Going south were a Curlew, 7 Swift and 2 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 13 new birds: a Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, a Blackcap, 2 Linnet, a Reed Warbler, a Robin, a Meadow Pipit, a Whitethroat, a Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 11 retraps: a Dunnock, 4 Great Tit, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Wren, a Linnet and a Sedge Warbler.
 Butterflies included a Painted Lady.

Southern Marsh Orchid, 15th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 14th. Increasing southerly wind, with rainy spells in morning.
 2 Common Crane flew south over the Visitor Centre and into the Wash mid afternoon. On Tennyson's Sands were a Pochard, 2 Spoonbill and a Mediterranean Gull. Around were 5 Brent Goose, 15 Gadwall, 3 Eider, 10 Little Egret, a Buzzard, 72 Avocet, 3 Lapwing, 78 Curlew, 2 further Mediterranean Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 2 Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Green Woodpecker, a Hobby and 2 Siskin. Migrant insects included 32 Painted Lady.

Hobby, 14th June 2019.
Video - Ben Ward


Painted Lady, 14th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Juvenile Blackcap, 14th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
June 13th. Light rain for most of day, with increasing southerly wind.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 4 Teal, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Sandwich Tern, 7 Common Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 34 Common Gull. Birds around included 26 Gadwall, 10 Little Egret, 6 Stock Dove, a Collared Dove, 2 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl and a Yellow Wagtail. Heading south were 680 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 76 Swift.

Mediterranean Gull, 13th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Common Tern and Black-headed Gull, 13th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Sandwich Tern, 13th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
June 12th. Very soggy start.
 Around were 2 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 11 Little Egret, 2 Spoonbill, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper, a Mediterranean Gull, 4 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine, a Garden Warbler, 65 Starling and a Black Redstart. Heading out east were a Fulmar and a Hobby.
 Migrant insects included a Clouded Yellow, 67 Painted Lady and a considerable fall of Diamond-backed Moth.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 12 new birds: 4 Great Tit, 2 Linnet, a Chaffinch, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, a Meadow Pipit and 2 Dunnock; and 8 retraps: a Blue Tit, a Dunnock, 4 Whitethroat, a Great Tit and a Sedge Warbler.

Swallow, 12th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont

Black Redstart, 12th June 2019.
Video - Ben Ward

June 11th. Rain and strong north-easterly wind all day.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 3 Great Crested Grebe, a Grey Heron, 2 Spoonbill, a Little Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern and a Mediterranean Gull; and on Fenland Lagoon 2 Little Tern. Birds around included a further Grey Heron, a Cuckoo, 2 Sand Martin, 90 House Martin, 60 Swallow and 2 Starling.

Little Tern on Fenland Lagoon, 11th June 2019.
Video - Ben Ward


Swallow, 11th June 2019.
Photo - Jim Shaw
Great-spotted Woodpecker, 11th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont

Ringing Control:
 Reed Bunting ringed Iken Marsh, Suffolk 18 February 2017, controlled GPBO 28 May 2019.

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Early June 2019

10th June. Soggy start then rainy spells throughout the day.
 Birds around included 3 Brent Goose, 2 Spoonbill, 5 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, 8 Swift, 110 House Martin and 45 Swallow.

Vine Moth, third record for Lincolnshire, 10th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Small Waved Umber, 10th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
9th June. On Jackson's Marsh were 4 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, 3 Spoonbill, a Black-tailed Godwit and a Greenshank; and on Tennyson's Sands 3 Teal and 3 Great Crested Grebe. Birds around included a Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 8 Stock Dove, 3 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, a Short-eared Owl and a Hobby.  Heading south were a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, a Golden Plover, 70 Swift, 45 House Martin and 18 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 9 new birds: a Wren, a Blue Tit, a Blackcap, a Linnet, a Sedge Warbler, a Great Tit, 2 Blackbird and a Starling; and 7 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, 3 Great Tit and 2 Dunnock.

Black-headed Gull chick brooded by parent, 9th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Starling, ringed 9th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
8th June. Early morning fog developing then clearing, then increasingly strong south-westerly wind and rain later in the day.
 Around were 3 Brent Goose, an Eider, 7 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, 10 Lapwing, 73 Avocet, a Greenshank, 3 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Hobby, a Goldcrest and a Spotted Flycatcher. On Tennyson's Sands were a Grey Heron, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Knot. Heading south were 1142 Swift, 2 House Martin and 7 Swallow.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 4 new birds: a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat and 2 Great Tit; and 6 retraps: 2 Dunnock, a Song Thrush, 2 Whitethroat and a Wren.

Spoonbill, 8th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Brown Hare, 8th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
7th June. Increasing easterly wind with rain from the afternoon.
 Flying south over North Building early morning were 2 Bee-eater. Also flying south were 2 Swift and 2 Swallow. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Spoonbill, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Knot and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Birds around included a Greenshank, 2 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, 55 House Martin, 4 Mistle Thrush and a Spotted Flycatcher.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 15 new birds: 4 Linnet, 3 Blue Tit, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 4 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, a Blue Tit and a Linnet.
Sunrise, 7th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Ghost Moth, 7th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Poplar Hawkmoth, 7th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Spoonbills, 7th June 2019.
Photos - Ben Ward








Greenshank, Cuckoo, Long-tailed Tit, Mistle Thrush, 7th June 2019.

6th June. A Spoonbill flew from the estuary to Tennyson's Sands. Birds around included 6 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo and a Spotted Flycatcher. Going south was a Grey Heron.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, yielded 5 new birds: a Robin, a Goldfinch, 2 Chaffinch and a Dunnock; and 6 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chaffinch, a Wren and a Dunnock.

5th June. On Tennyson's Sands were 9 Little Egret and a Spoonbill. Around were 2 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Brent Goose, 2 Eider, a Spoonbill, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Buzzard, a Black-tailed Godwit, 600 Knot, 400 Sanderling, a Greenshank, a Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stock Dove, a Collared Dove, 5 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Wheatear. Heading south were a Marsh Harrier, a Buzzard, 9 Lapwing, 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Hobby, 376 Swift, 52 Swallow and 71 House Martin.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, including the fourth session of CES, provided 28 new birds: 12 Long-tailed Tit, a Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler, a Linnet, 2 Chaffinch, a Great Tit, a Robin, 2 Swallow and 2 Dunnock; and 23 retraps: 3 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, 9 Goldfinch, 2 Great Tit, a Long-tailed Tit, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler and a Robin.

Wheatear, 5th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Short-eared Owl, 5th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Marsh Harrier, moving south over the sea, 5th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
4th June. On Tennyson's Sands were 4 Teal, a Pochard, 2 Grey Heron, a Spoonbill, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Grey Plover, 5 Dunlin and a Greenshank; and on Jackson's Marsh a Black-tailed Godwit. Birds around included 4 Barnacle Goose, 6 Little Egret, a Turtle Dove, 3 Cuckoo, 45 House Martin and a Spotted Flycatcher. Heading south were 17 Swift and 3 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 9 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Robin, 2 Linnet, a Reed Warbler, 2 Dunnock and 2 Blackbird; and 7 retraps: a Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Wren and a Great Tit.

Black-headed Gull, Larus ridibundus, 'laughing' Gull, 4th June 2019.
Photos - Ben Ward
Blackbird with deformed bill, ringed 4th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Viper's Bugloss, 4th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
 Ringing control:
Whitethroat ringed Kilnsea, East Yorkshire 6 August 2018, controlled GPBO 13 May 2019.

3rd June. Fairly strong south-westerly wind.
 A Temminck's Stint was on Fenland Lagoon early morning prior to flying south with Dunlin. On Tennyson's Sands were a Pochard, 2 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Greenshank. Birds around included a 4 Little Egret, a Buzzard, 15 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine and 2 Spotted Flycatcher. Flying south were 2 Red Kite, a Buzzard, a Hobby, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 62 Swift, 46 Swallow and 19 House Martin.
 A wind-restricted morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 5 retraps: 2 Whitethroat, a Blue Tit, a Wren and a Great Tit.

Spotted Flycatcher, 3rd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Spoonbills, 3rd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Red Kite, 3rd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Red Admiral, 3rd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
2nd June. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Pochard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, a Greenshank and 3 Mediterranean Gull. Around were 48 Shelduck, 8 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 15 Lapwing, 4 Sandwich Tern, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Collared Dove, a Short-eared Owl, Cuckoo, 2 Starling, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Crossbill. Going south were 2 Mediterranean Gull, 204 Swift, 4 Swallow and 45 House Martin; and west a Buzzard.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 2 new birds: a Blackcap and a Chiffchaff; and 3 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Whitethroat and a Blue Tit.
Painted Lady, 2nd June 2019.
Photo - Rob Watson

Yellow-legged Gull, second summer, 2nd June 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson
Mediterranean Gulls, 2nd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Hairy Dragonfly, 2nd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Red Fox, a constant menace to ground nesting birds, 2nd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
1st June. Birds around, including those trapped, were 2 Pink-footed Goose, 109 Shelduck, 4 Eider, 6 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, a Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 70 Ringed Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 13 Turnstone, 163 Knot, 945 Sanderling, 160 Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 35 Little Tern, 2 Turtle Dove, 4 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Redwing, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Bearded Tit. Heading south were 2 Sandwich Tern; and west a Buzzard.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 6 new birds: a Robin, a Bearded Tit, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Blackcap, a Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 2 retraps: a Whitethroat and a Blue Tit.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue by Mike Polling produced 4 new birds: 2 Long-tailed Tit, a Robin and a Whitethroat; and 15 retraps: a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler, a Great Tit and 6 Long-tailed Tit.

Bearded Tit, ringed 1st June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Bearded Tit, ringed 1st June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Grasshopper Warbler, ringed 1st June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Rising Sun, 1st June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Late May 2019

May 31st. Around were 2 Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard, 3 Mediterranean Gull, a Cuckoo, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Short-eared Owl, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Tree Pipit.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 3 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and a Blue Tit; and 5 retraps: a Woodpigeon, a Great Tit, a Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler and a Blue Tit.
Muntjac and Roe, 31st May 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Roe buck, 31st May 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Spotted Flycatcher, 31st May 2019.

Pochard, 31st May 2019.

Great Crested Grebe, 31st May 2019.

Avocet copulating, 31st May 2019.

Sunset, 31st May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Woodpigeon, retrapped 31st May 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
May 30th. Increasing south-westerly wind.
 Birds around included 6 Brent Goose, 4 Eider, 2 Pochard, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo and 2 Short-eared Owl. Heading south were a Red Kite, a first-summer Mediterranean Gull, 781 Swift, 6 Sand Martin, 69 House Martin and 46 Swallow.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, provided 4 new birds: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Great Tit, a Reed Warbler and a Dunnock; and 3 retraps: a Great Tit and 2 Blue Tit.

Red Kite, 30th May 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont  
May 29th. Misty start, slowly clearing.
 A Red-rumped Swallow flew south offshore mid day. Around were a Wigeon, a Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Egret, 350 Ringed Plover, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Cuckoo, a Hobby and a Spotted Flycatcher. Flying south were 27 Swift, 54 Swallow and 9 House Martin; and east a Marsh Harrier.
 A morning ringing session at Aylmer Avenue, including the 3rd session of CES, produced 47 new birds: 2 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Coal Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, a Robin, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, a Swallow, a Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 51 retraps: 10 Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blackbird, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 6 Dunnock, 2 Sedge Warbler, a Blue Tit, a Blackcap, a Linnet, 5 Goldfinch and a Robin.

Broad-bodied Chaser, 29th May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward 
May 28th. Soggy start.
 Birds around included 4 Brent Goose, 91 Shelduck, a Wigeon, 4 Eider, a Great White Egret, a Water Rail, 802 Oystercatcher, 304 Grey Plover, 36 Curlew, 11 Turnstone, 1010 Sanderling, 105 Dunlin, a Greenshank, 90 Little Tern, a Collared Dove, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Cuckoo, a Green Woodpecker, 4 Willow Warbler and 2 Starling. Going north were 22 Brent Goose, 4 Grey Plover, 3 Avocet, 141 Sanderling, 40 Dunlin, 2 Auk Sp and 2 Kittiwake; and south 2 Buzzard, 78 Swift, 60 House Martin and 11 Swallow. In off the sea came a Hobby and 2 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 8 new birds: 4 Wren, 2 Reed Bunting, a Linnet and a Great Tit; 3 retraps: a Lesser Whitethroat, a Sedge Warbler and a Great Tit; and a control Reed Bunting.

Sanderling, 28th May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Pseudoscorpion (Dactylochelifer latreillei), 28th May 2019.
Photo - Liam Andrews
Marpissa niyoyi, 28th May 2019.
Photo - Liam Andrews
Dactylochelifer latreillei (left) and Marpissa niyoyi (right), 28th May 2019.
Photo - Liam Andrews
May 27th. Increasing westerly wind.
 A Red-rumped Swallow flew south early morning. Around were 3 Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, a Mediterranean Gull, a Collared Dove, a Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl and 2 Corn Bunting. Heading south were a Spoonbill, a Marsh Harrier, a Red Kite, 6 Buzzard, 372 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 168 House Martin and 32 Swallow.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 2 new birds: a Linnet and a Chaffinch; and 3 retraps: a Chaffinch, a Linnet and a Great Tit.

Skylark, 27th May 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
May 26th. Rainy spells from mid morning.
 Birds around included a Pink-footed Goose, 30 Brent Goose, 3 Eider, a Pochard, 7 Little Egret, a Spoonbill, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Water Rail, a Greenshank, 90 Little Tern, a Sandwich Tern, 2 Turtle Dove, 4 Cuckoo, a Green Woodpecker and a Yellow Wagtail. Going south were 9 Eider, 12 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red Kite, a Buzzard, 95 Swift, 10 Sand Martin, 180 House Martin and 79 Swallow.
 A rain-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 2 new birds: a Willow Warbler and a Blackcap; and 2 retraps: a Great Tit and a Whitethroat.

Mediterranean Gull, 26th May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Red Kite, 26th May 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
May 25th. A male Serin was briefly at Mill Hill early morning prior to flying towards West Dunes. A vocal Temmincks's Stint lingered only momentarily prior to be chased off north by a Ringed Plover in the evening. Around were 2 Pink-footed Goose, 22 Brent Goose, 7 Eider, 2 Spoonbill, a Marsh Harrier, 450 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, a Little Stint, 3 Greenshank, 60 Little Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owl, a Swift, 2 Hobby, a Spotted Flycatcher and Yellow Wagtail. Heading south were 8 Sand Martin and 45 Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes resulted in 3 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Linnet and a Reed Bunting; and 6 retraps: 2 Great Tit, 2 Whitethroat and 2 Sedge Warbler.

Reed Warbler, 25th May 2019.
Photo - Paul Johnson

Sedge Warbler, 25th May 2019.
Photo - Paul Johnson

Spoonbill, 25th May 2019.
Photo - Liam Andrews
Ring Reading:
Black-headed Gull ringed GPNNR 17 July 2007, ring read in field GPNNR 21 May 2019.

May 24th. A Red-rumped Swallow was briefly over Tennyson's Sands then headed south. Birds around included 17 Brent Goose, 2 Pink-footed Goose, a Spoonbill, 650 Ringed Plover, 400 Grey Plover, 107 Curlew, a Little Stint, 120 Little Tern, a Mistle Thrush, 4 Spotted Flycatcher, a Grey Wagtail and 3 Swallow. Heading south was a Red Kite.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 7 new birds: a Chiffchaff, a Robin, a Linnet, a Great Tit, a Reed Warbler, a Chaffinch and a Whitethroat; and 7 retraps: a Whitethroat, a Great Tit, a Dunnock, a Blue Tit, a Wren, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler.

Spotted Flycatcher, 24th May 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound

Sunset, 24th May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
May 23rd. A female Golden Oriole was seen flying in from the north, briefly alighting near Mill Hill before flying west, later seen heading off high south. A Woodlark was in East Dunes; and a Firecrest was singing early morning at the northern end of West Dunes. Around were 78 Brent Goose, 5 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier, a Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 6 Sandwich Tern, 3 Collared Dove, 3 Cuckoo, 2 Hobby, 4 Spotted Flycatcher and 2 Yellow Wagtail. Flying south were a Red Kite, a Buzzard, 3 Swift and a Siskin.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, produced 3 new birds: a Wren, a Whitethroat and a Chaffinch; and 6 retraps: 3 Whitethroat, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Wren.

May 22nd. Birds around, including those trapped, were 88 Brent Goose, 3 Barnacle Goose, 3 Eider, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 35 Little Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, a Collared Dove, a Turtle Dove, 7 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Green Woodpecker, a Hobby, 2 Swift, a Redwing, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Spotted Flycatcher, a Stonechat, 2 Tree Pipit and a Yellow Wagtail. Going south were a Wood Sandpiper, 39 Swallow and 16 House Martin; and north a Red-throated Diver and a Mediterranean Gull.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 4 new birds: a Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Redwing; and 3 retraps: 2 Whitethroat and a Dunnock.

Sedge Warbler, 22nd May 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Skylark, 22nd May 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Collared Dove, 22nd May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Roe buck, 22nd May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Redwing, ringed 22nd May 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Spotted Flycatcher, ringed 22nd May 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
May 21st. A male Serin was discovered at Shovelers Pool, then was later relocated in East Dunes before ending up in the Plantation where it was last seen mid afternoon. Around, including birds trapped, were 34 Brent Goose, 9 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 30 Little Tern, a Sandwich Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, 4 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Swift, a Merlin, 3 Hobby, 25 Swallow, a Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, a Pied Flycatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit. Heading north of note were 11 Whimbrel and a Curlew Sandpiper; and south-west a Red Kite.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 4 new birds: a Spotted Flycatcher, a Tree Pipit, a Great Tit and a Dunnock; and 3 retraps: a Sedge Warbler, a Great Tit and a Whitethroat.

Serin, 21st May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Pipistrelle, 21st May 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward

Spotted Flycatcher, ringed 21st May 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Tree Pipit, ringed 21st May 2019.
Photo - George Gregory