Some work did get done today, but mostly this was thanks to the volunteers, hides were spring cleaned and various odd jobs dealt with. Next week we might tackle the tern rafts, weather permitting.
From the Tern hide there were once again hundreds of hirundines over Ibsley Water and on the banks a female Wheatear and some Pied Wagtail, including at least one male White Wagtail. The White Wagtails we get are probably en route for Iceland and many of the Pieds for N. England and Scotland.
White Wagtails have grey backs and more discrete black bibs, the grey is paler than a female Pied Wagtail, they also have grey rumps, although this is hard to see as the wings usually cover it .