Turn of the Terns.
Wind turned to north east yesterday, the favoured head wind of northern moving Terns. Sure enough at 6 am 4 Arctic Terns headed NE off the Warren. In the same 4 minute period 15 Whimbrel flew out, a Peregrine flew overhead while a Greenland Wheatear dropped in. Spurn magic! Soon after I picked the first of 15 Black Terns for the day and Arctics reached nearly 80. Several Little Gulls brought more beauty amoung the fly-by’s plus a Marsh Harrier.
In term of numbers, bird of the day went to Wheatears with some 73 Greenland/ Iceland types. A male Ring Ouzel and a probable acredula Willow Warbler added interest. Both Tree and Meadow Pipit were trapped so I thought they made nice comparison. Will label later and do something on those amazing Greenland Wheatears… Do YOU know which is which.