Kirkby on Bain gravel pits.         This hooded crow on the tip was a good bird for Lincs, only my second – and the first was in exactly the same spot, some years back.


An adult little gull was on one of the islands on the hide pit.

At least one cuckoo was singing.

A turtle dove purred.

Woodhall Spa Old Airfield pits.       A little stint was with a dunlin.

Frampton Marsh.        2/3 wood sandpipers.

Drake garganey.

Cetti’s singing.

4 common buzzards, migrating south.

A pale bellied brent was with a couple of hundred remaining brents.

Also a black brant type, white flanked, broad white neck collar, but considered to be a hybrid. (back not particularly dark). Pic from John Badley’s twitter account.