29th April 2014

A quieter day generally, but not without its highlights – the pick of being no less than three Garganey which frequented East Lea for much of the day before briefly visiting the Dams en route to the Carrs (HJW et al).

Garganey (Mark Pearson)

Garganey (Mark Pearson)

Garganey (Mark Pearson)

Garganey (Mark Pearson)

In a slow spring so far for raptor passage, two Marsh Harriers visited the area today, at Hunmanby Gap in the morning and over the town in the afternoon.

Garden Warbler (Mark Pearson)

Garden Warbler (Mark Pearson)

Other notables included a new male Pied Flycatcher and a Garden Warbler (new for the year) in the Top Scrub, presumably the same three Redstarts and female Ring Ouzel remaining in the hedges, four Whimbrel through at the Dams (with one or two more kicking around in the morning fog) and three Yellow Wagtails, also through.

Pied Flycatcher (Mark Pearson)

Pied Flycatcher (Mark Pearson)