on the subject of eastern chiffs the webpage is still online with proper tristis song and calls recorded from a couple of birds that were at sandown canoe lake in march 2009 http://wightvogels.web44.net/news.html
third time i've seen dunlin on this spot. went to twitch the 4 black-necked grebes at binstead in the avo, cant have been a flock bigger than this on the iow? i'd only seen singles before. c.300 herring gulls roosting at ryde but too distant.