Two visits to the Patch today found some more good passage birds. This morning the LITTLE GULL was back again (the first time I'd personally seen it for a while though others have continued to report it) along with at least 10 common terns, 9 little egrets, the two COMMON SANDPIPERS still and two OYSTERCATCHERS. This evening I was able to add 6 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 1 GREENSHANK and a CURLEW which spent five minutes in the tall grass just to the North of the floods before flying off again calling. In addition Sydney Penner had a possible Mediterranean Gull this afternoon.
I've been meaning to mention this Bee Orchid that I found in
Burgess Field recently. I've no idea whether they've been around in
previous years but it was nice to see.