A Whitethroat was feeding in the gorse alongside the path but the birds most obvious were the Greenfinches with at least 4 pairs calling and singing throughout the Spit...it certainly seems they have made a comeback following several years with reduced numbers. About 6 pairs of Linnets gave the impression of breeding.
Two pairs of Skylarks were present and two Ringed Plovers were anxious as I walked along the beach...a good sign and I left well alone.
A few Little Terns were flying up the main channel and a very confiding Whimbrel was feeding close to the hide.
In the evening 15 noisy Whimbrel were flying east over the harbour and I discovered the Ringed Plovers nest and directed two walkers away from the site. Then quite suddenly a Cuckoo called not so very far away. I had my camera and although it meant I shot into the light I managed to get my first ever record of a Cuckoo on the Spit
It stayed for about 20 seconds before making off!
|Not a great shot but its a record.|