4th May 2014

A change in prevalent conditions to a warmer southerly airflow made for a busy day in the area today. A Black-necked Grebe was found off Hunmanby Gap this morning (KC et al), drifting north along the tideline and present off the town seawall by late a.m; a quality find of a less-than annual species locally. Also at the Gap, a Black-throated Diver was on the sea and a Marsh Harrier came in off, followed by an Osprey (an overdue area first this year) in the afternoon (KC et al). A Spoonbill visited the Dams this evening, another scarce barely annual loca record, and several more Swifts are in the general area today.

Spoonbill (John Harwood)

Spoonbill (John Harwood)

Black-necked Grebe off the town seafront (Mark Pearson)

Black-necked Grebe off the town seafront (Mark Pearson)