Taking advantage of the fine weather we decided on an early start to Gibraltar Point (also to avoid what would undoubtedly be a manic day at Skegness!)
We arrived around 8.15am and were met with the Barn Owl still quartering over the area in front of the main car park plus a couple of Wheatears by the bench to the side: they had apparently been around for several days.
We continued over the bridge and down the main path where we heard our first Cuckoo of the year although we never got to see it. We then had our first sighting of what turned out to be quite a number of Whitethroats.
|Wind turbines in haze|
The path to the estuary and sea had been roped off since we were last there so we couldn't go that way. We continued the other way and caught a fleeting glimpse of a couple of Linnets on the fence.
|Squabbling Black-headed Gulls|
We continued over the road to Jackson's Marsh where we saw a grass snake, Avocets trying to decide where to nest, a faraway Black Tailed Godwit and what I think may have been a Ruff.
|Cranefly on hat|
It was then back to the car park to await the owls...