Given the distinct lack of wader migration in the last few days, it was a bit of a surprise when Rob came into the staffroom at lunchtime to say that a red-necked phalarope had been reported on the fresh marsh. 5 mins later we were watching this peachy male feeding along the edges of the islands. It was a bit distant and the light was poor but you get the idea. The female whinchat was the 1st for me on the reserve this year.
Checked the records in regard to the pintail brood and it looks like it could be the first confirmed breeding record since 2000 at Cley!
Ringed my brood of 6 (our of 7) great tits in the garden this evening. All doing well and looking well cute.