Friday, 21 June 2019

Late June 2019

June 30th. Increasing south-westerly wind.
 A superb day for Swift passage with 10,094 flying south through the reserve. Also flying south were 32 Common Scoter, 4 Grey Heron, 7 Golden Plover, 6 Lapwing, 68 Curlew, 108 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Dunlin, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Hobby, 236 Sand Martin, 24 Swallow, 6 House Martin and 2 alba Wagtail. In off the sea came 3 Grey Heron and a Spoonbill. A Great White Egret frequented Tennyson's Sands later in the day. Birds around, including those trapped, were 3 Brent Goose, 11 Gadwall, 35 Teal, 3 Shoveler, 4 Eider, 6 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 37 Avocet, 222 Oystercatcher, 6 Grey Plover, 14 Lapwing, 28 Ringed Plover, 90 Curlew, a Whimbrel, 33 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Knot, 6 Sanderling, 29 Dunlin, a Green Sandpiper, 5 Spotted Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 49 Redshank, a Snipe, 17 Sandwich Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, 5 Stock Dove, a Barn Owl, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Hobby, 1200 Starling, 3 Mistle Thrush, a Black Redstart, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 9 Pied Wagtail.
 A wind-shortened morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 32 new birds: 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, a Wren, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Whitethroat, a Robin, 2 Goldfinch, a Great Tit, 2 Dunnock, 3 Starling and a Hobby; and 4 retraps: 3 Whitethroat and a Great Tit.

Swift beginning to move at sunrise, 30th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Hobby, ringed 30th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Hobby, ringed 30th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 29th. The male Black Redstart was still around the Visitor Centre. On Jackson's Marsh were a Spoonbill and a Green Sandpiper; on Tennyson's Sands a Pochard, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Green Sandpiper; and on Fenland Lagoon a Spotted Redshank.. Around were a Short-eared Owl, a Hobby, 1500 Starling and 2 Yellowhammer. Going south in the morning were 2 Spoonbill and a Puffin; and north a Razorbill and an adult Little Gull.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 17 new birds: 2 Wren, 4 Blackcap, 2 Linnet, a Great Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Blue Tit, 5 Whitethroat and a Goldfinch; and 11 retraps: 2 Great Tit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wren, a Blackbird, 2 Blackcap and a Dunnock.

Black Redstart, 29th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont

Ringed Plover, 29th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont


Spoonbill, 29th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
June 28th. A Marsh Warbler was trapped and ringed in East Dunes. A male Black Redstart was around the Visitor Centre in the evening. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Common Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank; and on Fenland Lagoon a further Spotted Redshank. Birds around included 2 Brent Goose, 7 Gadwall, 9 Teal, an Eider, 30 Gannet, 2 Grey Heron, 26 Lapwing, a Curlew Sandpiper, 31 Sandwich Tern, 2 Stock Dove, a Hobby and 1060 Starling. Flying north were a Common Scoter, 4 Gannet, 4 Razorbill, a Little Tern, an Arctic Tern and 2 Little Gull; and south 11 Shelduck, a Hobby, 3 Swift and a Swallow.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 7 new birds: a Whitethroat, a Marsh Warbler, a Great Tit, a Blackcap, 2 Linnet and a Goldfinch; and 11 retraps: 4 Great Tit, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Linnet, a Goldfinch and a Blue Tit.

Marsh Warbler, ringed 28th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory




Black Redstart, 28th June 2019.
Photos - Owen Beaumont
June 27th. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill, 46 Avocet, 16 Black-tailed Godwit and a Spotted Redshank. Around were 6 Gadwall, 9 Teal, 4 Eider, a Great Crested Grebe, 252 Oystercatcher, 4 Grey Plover, 46 Lapwing, 18 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 212 Curlew, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Sanderling, 5 Dunlin, 35 Sandwich Tern, a Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Stock Dove, a Barn Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Grasshopper Warbler, 880 Starling, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin. Moving north over the sea were a Brent Goose, a Pintail, 26 Common Scoter, a Fulmar, 31 Gannet, a Razorbill, 2 Guillemot, 5 Auk spp, 7 Little Tern, 29 Sandwich Tern, a Little Gull and 3 Sand Martin; and going south were a Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, a Spotted Redshank and 7 Swift. In off the Wash came a Grey Heron.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, provided 21 new birds: a Wren, 7 Linnet, 4 Great Tit, 2 Whitethroat, a Blackcap, a Chaffinch, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Dunnock and a Blackbird; and 10 retraps: 3 Great Tit, a Robin, 4 Whitethroat, a Dunnock and a Chiffchaff.

Curlew Sandpiper, 27th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
June 26th. Moderately strong northerly wind.
 A vocal migrant Quail was heard heading north over the southern part of the reserve in the very late evening. Birds around included 9 Teal, 4 Eider, a Grey Heron, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 69 Avocet, 2 Whimbrel, 111 Curlew, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Sandwich Tern, a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo, a Barn Owl, a Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, 250 Starling and a Siskin. On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill. Heading south-east were 18 Black-tailed Godwit.
 The sixth session of CES was done this morning. The 36 new birds were 5 Wren, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Robin, 3 Great Tit, 5 Whitethroat, a Blue Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat and 3 Dunnock. The 23 retraps were 2 Blackbird, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, a Wren, a Robin, a Dunnock, a Great Tit, a Sedge Warbler and 11 Long-tailed Tit.

Barn Owl, 26th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
June 25th. Rainy spells, mostly in morning.
 On Tennyson's Sands were 2 Spoonbill; and on Jackson's Marsh another Spoonbill. Around were 15 Gadwall, 34 Teal, 7 Shoveler, 4 Eider, 8 Little Egret, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Red Kite, 13 Lapwing, a Whimbrel, a Turnstone, a Curlew Sandpiper, a Sanderling, 13 Dunlin, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Sandwich Tern, 2 Stock Dove, a Barn Owl, a Short-eared Owl, 128 Starling and 8 Pied Wagtail.


Little Grebe, 25th June 2019.
Photo - Jim Shaw
Little Grebe, 25th June 2019.
Photo - Jim Shaw
Red-banded Sand Wasp (Ammophila sabulosa) , 25th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
June 24th. Birds around included 3 Brent Goose, 82 Shelduck, 4 Eider, 13 Little Egret, a Great White Egret, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 452 Oystercatcher, 7 Grey Plover, 30 Lapwing, 42 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 189 Curlew, a Sanderling, 33 Dunlin, 42 Redshank, 8 Sandwich Tern, 4 Stock Dove, 650 Woodpigeon, a Collared Dove, 3 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Grasshopper Warbler, 117 Starling, 7 Pied Wagtail and a Siskin. Heading south were 9 Golden Plover, 21 Black-tailed Godwit, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Lapwing.
 Many Painted Lady were still present.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 10 new birds: 2 Wren, 2 Whitethroat, a Blackcap,a Goldfinch, a Blue Tit, a Meadow Pipit and 2 Dunnock; and 7 retraps: a Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Blue Tit and a Dunnock.

Jackson's Marsh, after sunset, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Whitethroat, juvenile, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Small Skipper, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Ringlet, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Small Tortoiseshell, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Red-eyed Damselfly, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Nige Lound
Black-tailed Skimmer, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Short-eared Owl, 24th June 2019.
Photo - Owen Beaumont
Honeysuckle, 24th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 23rd. On Tennyson's Sands were 3 Spoonbill. Around were 13 Gadwall, 11 Teal, a Shoveler, 62 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Lapwing, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Stock Dove, a Green Woodpecker, 4 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and a Yellow Wagtail. Flying south were 90 Common Scoter, 7 Black-tailed Godwit and a Swallow.
 Butterflies included many Painted Lady; and moths an Eyed Hawkmoth on the Heligoland Trap.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes yielded 13 new birds: a Wren, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Meadow Pipit, a Blue Tit, a Great Tit, a Reed Bunting and 2 Dunnock; and 14 retraps: a Sedge Warbler, a Great Tit, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Blue Tit. a Wren and 2 Dunnock.

Ringed Plover, 23rd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Pyramidal Orchid, 23rd June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Eyed Hawkmoth, 23rd June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 22nd. Increasing easterly wind.
 The regular 3 Spoonbill toured several sites throughout the day. On Tennyson's Sands were a Wigeon, 3 Teal, a Shoveler, a Pochard, a Great Crested Grebe, 8 Black-tailed Godwit and a Yellow Wagtail; and on Jackson's Marsh were 22 Little Egret and a Black-tailed Godwit. Birds around included 4 Eider, a Curlew Sandpiper, 40 Dunlin, 12 Sandwich Tern, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Peregrine, 2 Hobby, 36 Starling and a Siskin. Going south were 13 Black-tailed Godwit; and north a Fulmar and 3 Kittiwake.
 A Red-veined Darter was at Mill Hill briefly prior to drifting south down the dune.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 17 new birds: 9 Whitethroat, 2 Robin, a Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, a Goldfinch and 2 Dunnock; and 16 retraps: a Blue Tit, a Chaffinch, 3 Wren, 2 Whitethroat, a Linnet, a Dunnock, 5 Great Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler.
Ringed Plover, first summer, 22nd June 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson

Lesser Whitethroat, 22nd June 2019.
Photo - Kev Wilson

Small Skipper, 22nd June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Ringing Control:
 Reed Warbler ringed Cranwich, Norfolk 24 July 2018, controlled GPBO 16 June 2018.

June 21st. The summer solstice - the longest day.
 Around were 2 Brent Goose, 6 Gadwall, a Teal, 4 Eider, 11 Little Egret, a Great White Egret (New Saltmarsh), 3 Spoonbill (Estuary), a Sparrowhawk, a Wood Sandpiper (Tennyson's Sands), 4 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Cuckoo, 3 Stock Dove, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Hobby, a Grasshopper Warbler, 66 Starling and a Yellow Wagtail. Heading south were 7 Swift.
 Newly arrived migrant insects included 5 Red-veined Darter and 92 Painted Lady.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 10 new birds: 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, a Goldfinch, a Blue Tit and a Great Tit; and 6 retraps: 2 Blue Tit and 4 Whitethroat.

Red-veined Darter, males, 21st June 2019.
Photos - Ben Ward 
Red-veined Darter, pair in copula, 21st June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Red-veined Darter, females, 21st June 2019.
Photos - Ben Ward

Wood Sandpiper, 21st June 2019.
Video - Ben Ward

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Mid June 2019

June 20th. A Great White Egret came off the New Saltmarsh late evening and headed north. Birds around, including those trapped, were a Pink-footed Goose, 5 Gadwall, 10 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe, a Marsh Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, a Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 3 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Kingfisher, 2 Hobby, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Treecreeper, a Black Redstart, a Grey Wagtail, a Yellow Wagtail and a Siskin. Flying south were 8 Lapwing, a Hobby, 2696 Swift, 11 House Martin, 6 Swallow and 164 Starling. In off the sea came a Buzzard. 
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes, with Keith Collett, resulted in 21 new birds: a Wren, a Chiffchaff, 4 Meadow Pipit, a Robin, 3 Blackcap, a Whitethroat, a Linnet, a Great Tit, 2 Blue Tit, a Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Dunnock and a Kingfisher; and 17 retraps: a Dunnock, a Robin, 8 Great Tit, a Meadow Pipit, 2 Wren, a Blue Tit, 2 Sedge Warbler and a Whitethroat.


Painted Lady, impressive numbers of this charismatic migrant around, 20th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Black Redstart, 20th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
Kingfisher, ringed 29th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
June 19th. Soggy start.
  On Tennyson's Sands were a Pochard, 2 Spoonbill and 2 Great Crested Grebe; and on the Mere a Pochard. Around were 84 Shelduck, 18 Gadwall, 8 Teal, an Eider, 11 Little Egret, a Grey Heron, a Marsh Harrier, 428 Oystercatcher, 6 Lapwing, 65 Curlew, a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, 3 Little Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Stock Dove, 720 Woodpigeon, 4 Cuckoo, a Short-eared Owl, a Hobby, a Grasshopper Warbler, 163 Starling, a Grey Wagtail and a Tree Pipit.
 A morning ringing session in East Dunes provided 15 new birds: 2 Chiffchaff, a Blue Tit, a Great Tit, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, a Robin, a Goldfinch and 2 Dunnock; and 10 retraps: a Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 3 Whitethroat and a Wren.
 An impressive show of orchids on the reserve this year with 26296 spikes of Southern Marsh Orchid, 25820 spikes of Common Spotted Orchid, 16 spikes of Bee Orchid and 23 spikes of Early Marsh orchid counted this week. The latter not been recorded on the reserve since the tidal surge of 2013. 

Southern Marsh Orchids (some of the 26296 spikes), 19th June 2019. 
Photo - Richard Doan











Common Spotted Orchid, 19th June 2019. 
Photo - Richard Doan


Early Marsh Orchid, early June 2019. 
Photo - Richard Doan
Bee Orchid, 19th June 2019. 
Photo - Richard Doan
June 18th. In an exceptional year for the species on the reserve, a fifth Serin was discovered, a flighty female frequented the East Dunes throughout the morning. A Great White Egret was on the New Saltmarsh and the Yellow-legged Gull of the previous evening was again at Greenshanks Creek. On Tennyson's Sands were 7 Teal, a Pochard, 3 Spoonbill, 2 Great Crested Grebe and a Mediterranean Gull. Birds around, including birds trapped, were 8 Gadwall, a Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 4 Lapwing, 4 Stock Dove, 1360 Woodpigeon, a Collared Dove, 5 Cuckoo, a Grasshopper Warbler and 90 Starling. Heading south were a 4 Black-tailed Godwit, a first summer Little Gull, 10 Sand Martin and 133 Starling. 

 A morning ringing session in East Dunes produced 37 new birds: a Wren, a Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Warbler, 5 Linnet, 2 Blackcap, a Meadow Pipit, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Robin, 7 Blue Tit, a Reed Bunting, 2 Great Tit, a Grasshopper Warbler and a Woodpigeon; and 13 retraps: 6 Great Tit, a Whitethroat, a Blackbird, a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler and a Chaffinch.


Grasshopper Warbler, ringed 18th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Grasshopper Warbler, ringed 18th June 2019.
Photo - George Gregory
Ringing Recovery:
Great Spotted Woodpecker ringed GPBO 12 August 2015, found dead Friskney, Lincolnshire 14 June 2019.

June 17th. 2 Spoonbill commuted between Tennyson's Sands and the estuary throughout the day. A second summer Yellow-legged Gull was in the larid assemblage at Greenshanks Creek over the evenings high tide. Heading south were 4 Gadwall, a further Spoonbill, a Little Tern, 802 Swift, a Sand Martin, 48 House Martin, 14 Swallow and 64 Starling. Birds around included 14 Gadwall, a Teal, 7 Common Scoter, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 6 Grey Plover, 45 Curlew, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 7 Cuckoo, 2 Tawny Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Green Woodpecker, a Hobby, a Peregrine, a Grasshopper Warbler and 214 Starling.   
 The fifth session of CES was done this morning. The 26 new birds were 3 Wren, 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Robin, a Linnet, 4 Blackcap, 4 Blue Tit, a Chaffinch, a Great Tit, a Dunnock and a Blackbird; and the 16 retraps were a Great Tit, a Robin, 2 Blackcap, 2 Wren, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Dunnock, a Sedge Warbler, a Blackbird and 4 Long-tailed Tit.


Grasshopper Warbler, 17th June 2019.
Video - Ben Ward


Brimstone, 17th June 2019.
Photo - Ben Ward
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.