On Saturday morning I headed to the north end of my patch at Craster, where there were a few common migrants to look through but that's all.
Today was a lovely sunny morning down at Warkworth where a few more birds were in evidence. The beach car park was a hive of avian activity first thing with 6+ Whitethroat, 6+ Blackcap, 6+ Willow Warbler, 4+ Chiffchaff and a Sedge Warbler. This theme and list continued around Birling Carrs and Amble Marina.
Two Yellow Wagtails flew south.
|This Sedgie was not yet on passage, feeding fledged young nearby.|
|Knot are difficult to approach...|
10 Goosander, 3 Little Egrets ( 'Egberts', er, no. This isn't even an abbreviation!) and a Common Tern added to the show.
Out to sea, a large group of dolphins were leaping right out of the water but they were way too far out to identify. A few butterflies were seen -Small Copper, Small Tortoiseshell, Meadow Brown, Wall Brown and the Whites.
So no really noteworthy birds on offer today, but that's the beauty of patch watching...there is always tomorrow.
128. Spotted Flycatcher