24th Oct 2013
Clear skies and warm sunshine today, and some quality birds through the area – the pick of which was a Richard’s Pipit which alighted briefly at Hunmanby Gap before continuing north-west this morning (KC). The same visible migration hotspot logged over 50 Whooper Swans, the latter species recorded widely throughout the area (and day) today – final totals to follow, but are in the region of about 90 so far. A first winter Little Gull (very rare away from the sea here), a Whooper Swan and a Yellow-browed Warbler were at the Dams, while five Snow Buntings and a single Twite were on the end of Carr Naze (MJP et al). The ringers trapped over a 100 birds in the Top Scrub today, mostly finches, with plenty of redpolls involved. Some movement of raptors suggested by four Common Buzzard over the Glen.