Lockdown Diary: Saturday 18.4.20

Today was a return to cold, rainy weather, with nasty north-easterly winds. However, good birds can come down in bad weather. And so it proved. The first ‘good’ bird of the day, at Ferry Meadows CP, was a Swift, which was my equal earliest ever in the ...

Today was a return to cold, rainy weather, with nasty north-easterly winds. However, good birds can come down in bad weather. And so it proved. The first ‘good’ bird of the day, at Ferry Meadows CP, was a Swift, which was my equal earliest ever in the Peterborough area. But this just passed over.
The second good bird was my earliest ever (by a day) local Black Tern, which came down in a shower, followed about 15 minute later by another, both immaculate breeding-plumaged individuals. Such great birds to watch and a very welcome treat in the cold!
Other ‘good birds’ of the morning included a Common Sand piper and a Green Sandpiper, both passage waders, here.