An early start was in order, to go for the terek sandpiper at Covenham res. This species was one of the ones on my ‘most wanted’ list (there are quite a few actually), as I’d dipped the Gib. point bird a few years ago.
The news was good upon arrival with the bird showing well, and I was soon enjoying this lovely wader. To me it had a sort of comic character to it. It probably wouldn’t look out of place in a child’s bath tub.
A black tern dropped in just before I left, birds can drop in here at any time of day, in fact I heard that the single black tern became eight after a while.
A cuckoo was singing somewhere from the far bank.
After Covenham I popped across to the Saltfleet/Theddlethorpe area of coast. Quite a few waders allowed close study at Rimac, with dunlins, sanderlings, ringed plovers, barwits, grey plovers, knots, turnstone and a greenshank, but nothing rare. A cuckoo was here, too.
Butterflies on the wing included wall brown and green hairstreak.