Wind and Rain promised a birding bonanza. Sadly, very few migrants materialised. Saturday the highlight on the patch was a wheatear. The North pool still is the big draw; Black Tern, 3 Little Stints and a host of supporting acts means it's nevr dull at Chev right now.
Another quirky highlight was a little stint which flew alongside my car for 100m at about 25MPH into the wind.
Sunday didn't produce anything different, however, the willows at the South end of he North Pool were teeming with birds. Standing in the wet grass and not getting brilliant views of one Sylvia warbler was quite frustrating. However the other birds gave stunning views: Reed Warblers, Sedge Warblers, Blue Tits, Wren, Reed Bunting and Lesser Whitethroat.
At Druridge: 2 Whinchats and a juv Cuckoo
Well a bit of work and cooking, Watch the start of the Grand Prix (maybe) then back to the willows.