24th April 2014

Light easterlies and early drizzle turned to thick fog this afternoon, bringing with them a decent scattering of new arrivals. The pick of the bunch was a male Firecrest in the clifftop conifers by the golf course (MJP), a barely annual species here in recent years. A Whinchat was new for the year on Carr Naze (where there were also several Wheatears), an acredula-type Willow Warbler was in the churchyard, a Jack Snipe was at the Tip, a Jay went over and a Cuckoo sang from the Dams in the morning, several Whimbrels were doing the rounds, and Lesser Whitethroats, Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Phylloscs were all well represented.

Firecrest (Mark Pearson)

Firecrest (Mark Pearson)

Whinchat (Mark Pearson)

Whinchat (Mark Pearson)