Thursday saw our final visit to the sandy shoreline, although we did keep off the sand this year, and walked through Kilnsea Wetlands and Long Bank instead. It was a lot hotter than Tuesday's icy visit. On the downside we had severe attacks of hay fever on both sessions, although in the afternoon a light sea breeze, made it slightly less oppressive. The Avocets and their chicks were still present, and this time we had some close views of some Oystercatcher fledglings. A Kestrel flew through the Little Tern colony and was very heavily mobbed after the below photographs were taken. At lunch time I had lunch in a quiet hide where I was joined by one of the inhabitants - a very nice close encounter! Towards the end of the afternoon session we witnessed a fly-past by the Red Arrows!
Male Swallow - Looking out HIS hide
Kestrel & Little Terns
Peacock Butterfly Caterpillars
A Few Red Arrows