A Bank Holiday weekend in East Anglia, driving through Suffolk we saw lots of Grey Partridges, a Red-legged Partridge, a Cuckoo and a Hare. At Minsmere there were 15 Avocets, 2 Redpolls, lots of Little Terns, a Black Tern, 18 Dunlin, 15 Ringed Plover, 5 Redshank,
5 Little Gulls, 3 Green Sandpipers, a Common sandpiper, 23 Turtle Doves, 2 males and a female Marsh Harrier, 2 Water Voles and at least 3 Teal. Inland at Hinton Hall we saw a male and female Red-backed Shrike and 2 Nightingales. Then at Westwood Lodge overlooking Walberswick marsh we saw another 3 males and a female Marsh Harrier.
From there we drove to the Brecklands and from the hide at Wheeting saw Stone Curlews, new birds for us, there was a male, 2 females and a well-grown chick. Also there, we saw 4 Cuckoos, 6+ Wheatears and 2 Woodcock. On our drive north to Norfolk we stopped near Mundford and heard 2 more Woodcock, a Nightjar and a Tawny Owl.
In Michigan, 4 new birds, 2 new mammals and a new amphibian seen today.
In the Russia Far East, 2 new birds seen today.
On a birding holiday to Turkey. no new birds seen today.
At Severn Beach again, where the wind had increased, producing 3 Storm Petrels and 3 Arctic Skuas.