The last week or so hasn’t been the tick-fest we were hoping for. However, I’ve managed to extract a few species on my travels. Best of these has been a Sandwich Tern under the nose of RIB, which stayed for less than half an hour at Derek’s. Also had my first Cuckoo, Reed Warbler, Whitethroats, Sedgies and so on but still lacking some of the later stuff – Garden Warblers, Nightingale etc. I also did my usual check of our shared Firecrest population and found an excellent six singing males over the weekend – the best score yet since monitoring began.
So, where are the easterlies?