4:40pm - Merlin spotted by Crammy Birder at the side of West Hartford's new fire station sitting on the kerbside was gone within five minutes of the text landing in my 'in' box and me getting there. Boo-hiss!
6:15pm to 8:00pm this evening at Church Point - absolutely manic in terms of birds moving north. Hundreds of terns, Kittiwakes and Gannets, with Manxies (a dozen) and one Bonxie being harrassed by two Gannets.
Best was a small flock of terns and Kitties feeding 750 metres out and moving slowly north, and in amongst them, an adult Sabine's Gull. I watched the flock for 45 minutes in total, and had it landing on the sea several times. Hoo-rah!