Tuesday May 9th
Warks: The Shelduck family consists of four young. Also Ringed Plover, Little Ringed Plover, three Common Sandpipers, Hobby and two Arctic Terns at 1215hrs (Simon Rose).
Another bird missing from the Bird Race was a rather surprising Green Sandpiper. Birds in May usually arrive at the end of the month and are failed breeders returning south but today's is probably a very late non-breeder moving as far north as it feels like. This individual probably means that we will record birds in every month this year (Pete Sofley).
Staffs: A Whimbrel, Greenshank, five Common Sandpipers, three Dunlins and the Little Gul this evening (Steve Pick).