Friday 10th April

Another day of nice weather though there wasn't as much action on the migrant front as yesterday. The GARGANEY was around for his third day and there's been no report of the one at Stratfield Brake so it's certainly possible that it's the same bird. There was just one REDSHANK left this morning and three SHELDUCK so some movement on with both those species though the two OYSTERCATCHERS were still about. There were two LITTLE RINGED PLOVER by Burgess Field gate this afternoon - I don't know if they're the same ones as yesterday or a new pair. In addition Steve Lavington saw a third bird land briefly and then fly off again almost immediately. There were a few SAND MARTINS, HOUSE MARTINS and Swallows heading north late afternoon. The highlight of the day was the first WILLOW WARBLER of the year, found be Pete Roby.

The Little Ringed Plover was right by Burgess Field gate this afternoon so
I was able to get a better photo than previous efforts.

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