Wandered down to the Patch to look for Black Terns of which there were none. However, a nervous flock of at least 50 Commons on the beach held 2 Littles and a Sandwich Tern.
A Common Redstart showed briefly in the lighthouse garden along with a Willow Warbler and Whitethroat and despite the drizzle all the usual breeding passerines were evident around the point.
In the trapping area a Wood Warbler was noted earlier along with a female Monty`s over (OL), which was also clocked at ARC.
Burrowes - 1530hrs - A scout round for waders revealed singles of Redshank, Grey Plover, Turnstone and Ringed Plover on the fast disappearing islands, a pair of Wigeon and a Peregrine over by the switch house. A few Common Terns came and went as did a couple of parties of Swifts.
On the way home 2 Wheatears from the access road and a Turnstone at the south end of ARC.
Sounds as tho the Wiltshire birders had a good day around the Peninsula, despite the poor weather.