12th August 2014

An excellent early morning spell at Hunmanby Gap helped to prove that post juvenile dispersal/early movement of passerines is now underway.  A fifty metre stretch of hedgerow that caught the first morning light was alive with migrants and contained at least 15 Chiffchaffs (nearly all juvs), two Willow Warblers, six Whitethroats, four Lesser Whitethroats and singles of Blackcap, Garden Warbler and Sedge Warbler.

Despite the new drain from the Dams the recent very heavy rain has increased the water level again resulting in a much reduced amount of mud; thankfully there was still some precious shoreline at East Lea and the two sites held Snipe, Green Sandpiper (at least three), Common Sandpiper, Redshank and a Knot. Belated news from yesterday concerned three Roseate Terns on the Brigg.

Green Sandpiper (Mike Day)

Knot (Mike Day)