Light easterlies and late May can sometimes being rich rewards to the coastal patcher and so inset out at 5.30 this morning to Barmston with dreams of drift migrants. As is so often the case reality and expectations diverged but I did manage my 2nd patch record of Bar-tailed Godwit plus additional patch year ticks in Garden Warbler, Reed Warbler and Swift.
A Whimbrel south was a bonus and Fulmar over the fields was just odd. The new additions took me to 97 species/113 points for patchwork challenge. I also managed a new flower, Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris, which looks pretty natty I think.