Today we started at Thruscross but very little to note other than 3 Crossbill (Andy was recording the few moving birds we saw, so will post separatly).
Here are Andy's notes:
Crossbill 3 N
Starling 19 N and NW
LBBG 25 NNE
Swift 2N 1S (but see Johns posting for later large movement)
Tree Pipit 1W
Lapwing 9 NE
also about- 8+ H Martins, Cuckoo 1
A later stop-off at Sandwith gave a completely different picture with a sizeable and sustained movement of Swift around 200/h rising to 500/h. They were moving consistently in bursts (20 up to 130) generally following land features (eg the tree line) and at different heights. No sign of any rarer ones.
Sandwith Moor 7th June 2009, First Watch 10:30-11:30; Second Watch 12:30-15:00
Wind 3-4 ENE; Temp 14degC ; Cloud: 4/8; Vis 80km
Swift 1776 (187 JB 1st watch, then 1589 JB AH 2nd watch) E to NE
LBBG 11 N
BHG 3 N
John Blacker and Andy Hanby