Saturday promised much with migration in full swing and a reasonable easterly, but there were no shocks in store on a fairly short visit. There were Meadow Pipits everywhere! 50+ easily, and across the whole site – at the moment I don’t know if this is a winter population or a seasonal high. If it is the former, then there will be plenty of company in the quiet winter days, and I’ll have to brush up on my pipit ID I reckon. There was a solitary Wheatear kicking about in the dunes and occasionally feeding in the seaweed at the hight water mark, but the real bonus was a half dozen Reed Buntings in the marram grass.
Other patch ticks included House Sparrow and Starling.
Plenty of Meds but the Gannets remain elusive.