Down at the harbour and rock edges, there were no white winged gulls, but 2 Purple Sandpipers with Turnstones sheltered near the boat launch and 3 Rock Pipits were nearby.
Back home for some breakfast, then a short wander west, up the back hedge towards an emergent part of the Whin Sill known as Hips Heugh. 8 Snipe flushed from a marshy corner and 40 Pink footed Geese flew south. Yesterday's thrushes were nowhere to be seen, but well over a hundred Linnets, maybe 2 or 300 were in the field.
I also scouted out a spot for Grasshopper and Sedge Warbler in the spring. Both being quite scarce on site, though they are recorded most years.
|Purple Sandpiper, Craster Harbour.|
69. Purple Sandpiper
71. Pink footed Goose