14th September 2014

A promising day with the wind in the east and increasing cloud delivered the year’s first Yellow-browed Warbler to Parish Wood by mid-afternoon (MJP), and a candidate Eastern Lesser Whitehroat to Long Lane late morning (MJP). The Black Guillemot returned to its favoured feeding spot just south of the Brigg.

Juvenile Bullfinch, Parish Wood (Mark Pearson)

Juvenile Bullfinch, Parish Wood (Mark Pearson)

Other records included a Pied Flycatcher fresh-in at the top of Long Lane (also mid-afternoon), a Pintail south over the bay, five Wheatears well scattered, two Whinchats and the Stonechat still on Carr Naze (with another Whinchat at Hunmanby Gap), 215 Teal and 14 Wigeon in the bay, 305 Common Scoter and a Ruff north at the Gap, c15 Chiffchaffs, 12 Goldcrests, 10 Willow Warblers and two (nominate) Lesser Whitethroats in the northern area.