The Black Sands
I was surveying three farms that are next to each other and I had a suite of arable birds including 14 Tree Sparrows, 28 Corn Buntings, 8 Skylarks, 6 Lapwings, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Yellowhammers, 39 Linnets and 5 Stock Doves.
It was evident that there was a movement of Meadow Pipits as I had a consent movement of singles/small groups of birds over head on 'vis'. A quick call to Ian on the coast confirmed that there was quite a movement of Mipits this morning as he was having groups of 20s, 30s and 40s going over Fleetwood.
A singing Bullfinch from some scrub was nice and 2 Chiffchaffs sang from woodland; but no Willow Warblers. Out on the 'black sand' 45 immaculate Lesser Black-backed Gulls were feeding on recently ploughed earth and two male and one female Wheatear were close by.
The only raptors I had were 2 Buzzards and a single Kestrel. It's the 'obs' for me in the morning, so I'll let you know how I got on.