- cloud 3/3 shade 1/3
- wind 2/3 later increased to 2-3/3
- temp. 0/3
- rain 2/3
one of the 1st summer Little Gulls
As the wind picked up and our body temperatures fell, the birding didn't get much better, except for a new arrival in the form of a single Oystercatcher on the west bank of the north basin. Unfortunately, I missed both of Bob's Arctic Terns but checking the South bank of the causeway was good compensation as I quickly came across my first YELLOW WAGTAIL of the year (an adult male), 1 WHITE WAGTAIL (also male) and a single Little Ringed Plover, all within a few metres of one another. Very soon a summer plumaged Dunlin also flew in and landed with the Wagtails. I decided to walk further east along the bank in hope of getting some record shots. Fortunately, as well as getting some terrible shots, I also came across 2 summer plumaged BLACK NECKED GREBES, swimming west very close to the causeway.
2 Black-necked Grebes, camera had a lot of condensation on it by this time so very hazy shots, but still very beautiful birds