Out for the WEBS Count with SH and DMcK this morning at Castle Island. Despite the persisting rain the count was a good one with large number of Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 late Common Sandpiper, 21 Dunlin and a record count of 88 Snipe.
Next we walked from the car park at Newbiggin to Beacon Point and back across the Golf Course. A few Med Gulls were amongst the BH Gulls on the beach and 2 Bar-Tailed Godwits were on the Golf Course.
We failed to find any Lapland Buntings at Beacon Point or any migrants on our search of the Golf Course.
After checking a quiet West Hartford we got a message from GB on our way to Arcot that he was watching a Black- Tailed Godwit- Patch Tick. When we arrived it was still at the back of the pond behind the island.
I finished on 113 on the patch last year and have now beaten that record with Redpoll and Willow Tit still possibilities.
114 – Black-Tailed Godwit