Oare Marshes

Cetti's Warbler, Oare Marshes0730—0945 A cold, nagging NE breeze in very misty conditions, but Skylark, Linnet and Goldfinches were notable for their respective songs and Cetti`s Warbler again gave good close-up views with the `stubby` short primaries and rounded secondaries considerably darker than the overall rufous of the crown and mantle. The white supercilium again for me, is much more prominent than is sometimes shown, as the bird moves further into summer dress. Mediterranean Gulls flew high, calling and a Little Gull was recorded on site sometime later by others. Improvements later in weather conditions supplied my first sweeping, dipping Swallow, albeit outside Oare radar. Mike R