WOW was very quiet on Thursday as the tide was low, there were only 2 lapwing, 5 blackwit and 3 shelduck. The swans are down to 3 cygnets and the gulls and terns make up the great bulk of the birds. We only managed 22 species but one of them was a second summer Mediterranean gull. This proved a hit with the RSPB regional managers who were meeting there, especially the Midlands rep who struggles with gulls. Suffice to say he was a bit excited! There were three redpolls on the feeders including a very brightly coloured male who was very flighty. Hopefully I will get a shot next week. Water levels held up thanks to last weekend's cloudbursts, but we still need serious rain or the tern islands will be tern platforms.
65 Arctic tern