We started the day in the dunes at Holme, there was a small passage of birds overhead, mainly Meadow Pipit, a few Rock Pipit, but Brambling, Redpoll & Siskin were all noteworthy, plus 2 late Swallows.
There were lots of Brent, Pink-feet & shorebirds visible from the dunes, plus an adult Mediterranean Gull.
Further along the shoreline a Peregrine came screaming through the flocks of shorebirds & eventually grabbed dinner - a Knot or Dunlin seemed to be the unfortunate victim. The Peregrine was still present some 20 minutes later feasting on the prey, before a Merlin came in & buzzed him twice before speeding off eastwards!! 2 Days with virtual repeat performances of these two superb raptors!
With blue skies & hardly a breath of wind, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk & Marsh harriers were all noted soaring over the marsh.
We saw some nice flocks of finches in the dunes, plus a group of 11 Bearded Tit in the scrub, before exploding skywards & heading off south!!
Up at the Observatory, they were also catching finches & we were treated to the processing of several Greenfinch, before we took a break for tea & scoured the skies, more raptors were noted including 2 very high migrant Marsh harriers.