20th September 2014

A day of strengthening north to north-westerly winds with thick cloud, some fog and periods of drizzle saw a continued trickle of new arrivals, although conditions made observing difficult and there was much less of an arrival compared with previous days.

Pick of the day was a new Red-breasted Flycatcher in the Top Scrub (MJP et al), with at least two Yellow-browed Warblers, one of which was trapped by the ringers (and showed a high fat score, suggesting it’s been around for a while). Three Balearic Shearwaters and a Minke Whale (KC) passed Hunmanby Gap this evening, two Ring Ouzels arrived together late morning in the Short Hedge area, a Sedge Warbler and a Garden Warbler were new on the tip of Carr Naze, three Bramblings were with 20 Chaffinches in the Country Park, while five Siskins, two Tree Pipits, five Redstarts, two Whinchats, five Wheatears, ten Robins, at least eight Kestrels and four Grey Wagtails were also present. 13 Ringed Plover and four Dunlin were at East Lea. Three Jays were new in the northern area.

Sedge Warbler, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Sedge Warbler, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Ringing totals today were as follows (retraps in brackets): Yellow-browed Warbler 1, Redstart 2, Blackcap 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 1, Goldcrest 1, Chiffchaff 2, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 5, Wren 2, Song Thrush 3, Dunnock 1 (1).

Song Thrush on the Brigg (Mark Pearson)

Song Thrush on the Brigg (Mark Pearson)