A slight pick-up in activity today. It started out with gloriously sunny weather and once more an early morning visit turned up a drake GARGANEY though once again it left shortly after I arrived. The two SHELDUCK were still about but little else of note. Burgess Field was more active with noticeably more singing warblers than recently, including at least 3 male GARDEN WARBLERS and a lovely rattling male LESSER WHITETHROAT.
By the evening the weather had clouded over a bit and this brought in some more birds. Alex Martin and Steve Lavington between them found 3 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 1 OYSTERCATCHER, 2 CURLEW, 1 RINGED PLOVER and 1 DUNLIN. We really could do with a nice period of rain and unsettled weather now to perk up the floods and also bring in more migrants.
The sunny weather brought out a Holly Blue butterfly in my garden, the first I've seen this year.
Burgess Field Whitethroat