19th April 2014

A quiet day today, with few new arrivals in the cold northerly winds. Yesterday’s (18th) highlights were a Ring Ouzel at Hunmanby Gap, and a Great Northern Diver (as well as 30 Common Scoters, seven Eiders and several summer plumage Red-throated Divers) in the bay.

Both Barn Owls are showing well yesterday evening at The Dams; perhaps explaining their apparent success, a small mammal trap held at the site this morning produced good numbers of four species. The best (and photographed here) was a Harvest Mouse found in the very first trap.

(Jack Whitehead)

 

Harvest Mouse

(Hilary Atkins)