A quick drive down to Ryan's Field yesterday at 19.05hrs secured Little ringed Plover on the yearlist, but the RB Gull had gone out with the tide. Faired better today tho' when the alarm calls of a Herring Gull alerted me to an Osprey flying east over the house. I quickly grabbed my camera (the auto focus is still broken on the 500mm lens!!) and managed two record shots. Once i'd blown these up you can see the bird is actually carrying a large fish! This is the second Osprey Ive seen from the garden.
A Common Buzzard with an unusually pale rump grabbed my attention and while looking through the bins at it, a Swift flew past it. Another garden year tick! Shame the weather is going to change this weekend.