Getting towards the end of the big tides. This morning there were loads of birds at the peak of the tide, the saltmarsh was completely covered.
Swallows everywhere, on the sea, over the saltmarsh and perching on fences and bushes. 5 or 6 hundred at least.
Yellow wags along the tideline. Lots of juvs. 70 at least
Oystercatchers in abundance. 2-3 thou.
2 bonxies (gt. skuas), north.
7 gannets, juveniles in one group, north.
Little terns, maybe 25, don’t know if I was counting some of the same ones twice.
Sandwich terns, about 20.
c.60 little egrets at roost.
2 turtle doves and a lesser whitethroat at Cut End car park.
2 whinchats and 3 wheatears along the wetland trail at Freiston.
Sketch of the day.