A single Tree Pipit on Orcombe first thing was the only notable migrant and my first this spring. Otherwise the drake Common Scoter and an Eider were offshore and a flock of 14 Brent Geese off Mudbank included 11 Pale-bellied birds and 3 Dark-bellied.
The highlight of this afternoon's lengthy dog-walk on the commons was a Red Kite.
This female Eider was off Maer Rocks. The drake Common Scoter was still showing well a hundred yards or so down the beach towards Orcombe.
At least 22 Whimbrel off Mudbank today.
First-summer Mediterranean Gull - over the house, east.
Loads of Holly Blues in the garden today.
Sulphur Tubic - Esperia sulphurella - a common micro.
Holly Blue - mating pair.
Sand Martins - Blackhill Quarry - apparently good numbers up at the quarry at the moment. Fingers crossed for a good breeding season.
Red Kite - Bicton Common