First Spring migrants seen yesterday with Sand Martin and Wheatear at Marshside. The female Scaup was still on the Sandgrounder's lagoon and Green-winged Teal right outside the hide again. Finally caught up with the Little Stint at Marshside as well.
Birds are definitely on the move. We had a 200+ flock of Fieldfares along Curlew Lane near Martin Mere WWT on Saturday. Single Bewick's in the 400+ Whoopers on the mere too.
Spent a morning in search of the reported Rough-legged Buzzard out on Crossens Marsh last Monday. No joy, but the big white rump / tail and broad black terminal tail band of an escaped Bay-winged Hawk had the heart pumping for a second. A nice walk out there with plenty of birds: 3 Med' Gulls (2 x 2nd smrs + ad' smr, all with black hoods), Raven, Spotted Redshank, Green Sand' Chiffchaff and 4 Little Egrets.