Sunday, May 07, 2006
A quick visit to Crosby Marina early morning and the lesser whitethroat was rattling away in the bushes by the first car park but I didn't see it. North of coastguards 5 whimbrel on the beach and a flock of 8 over the golf course. Some of the sanderling and dunlin were looking smart in summer plumage as were the grey plover. 8 common tern flew north. Whitethroats sang everywhere and a sedge warbler was in the scrub by the railway but no sign of the recent cuckoo. A couple of male stonechats sang from prominent perches
Back at the Marina. 3 1st summer little gulls flew from seaforth onto the marina. PK said he had just heard and seen the lesser whitethroat by the carpark but I had no luck but heard whitethroat and sedge warbler.