22nd April 2014

Morning rain and easterlies held some promise today but ultimately failed to deliver overall. There were however a few new arrivals, the best of which were in the Carr Naze area – a Tree Pipit, an Arctic Tern, a Wheatear, a Fieldfare and a Willow Warbler. A small arrival of Phylloscopus warblers were the best of a modest showing in the Top Scrub / Long Lane area. Small numbers of hirundines and Blackcaps were also recorded.

Yesterday (21st) was also quiet, although two Grasshopper Warblers – one the previous day’s at Butcher Haven, plus a new bird at Hunmanby Gap – were both in song.

Fieldfare on Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Fieldfare on Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)