Heavy showers & wind in the East, hoping for a wader or two headed up to check out Seaton - the weekends Wood Sand had only stayed a day . . .
Pick of the crop was a fine male Yellow Wagtail, - presumably a passage bird ?, but hopefully not.
The only other obvious grounded passage migrant was a Wheatear, though a steady stream of Swallows were moving North.
Sev broods of Coot, Greylag & Mallard
2pr Red legged Partridge, 6prGrey Partridge,
Seemingly in good nos this season, 20+mWhitethroat were singing
3Grasshopper Warbler reeled in short bursts only, 3Sedge Warbler, 3Garden Warbler
1mLesser Whitethroat was in his regular hedgerow
A Bird filled oasis in this area of natural regeneration
All these were eyed up by 2Cuckoo
The Wigeon pair hold on, & hopefully the pr Gadwall will too.
Brief & distant views of a large dark raptor - most prob a Buzzard
Also 3Kestrel up & 1Sparrowhawk through.
A scan out to sea - thats a good way off i tell you, but had Gannet no bother, even at 32x mag !
So, NO waders . . . onto plan B - at Bish Midd . . .