8th October 2014

Today saw another new Yellow-browed Warbler arrive, this one unexpectedly flushed from stubble in the Top Fields before moving inland via Long Hedge this morning (MJP). A good arrival in the northern coastal area included at least 270 Song Thrushes (before many moved inland), along with 15 Robins, 45 Blackbirds, 30 Chaffinches, 18 Reed Buntings, a Redstart, a male Merlin and a Ring Ouzel.

At least 400 Linnets (250 Top Fields, 150 Blue Dolphin), 75 Skylarks (40 over and 35 down) and 150 Goldfinches were present in the same areas, while a male Stonechat, four Snipe, 10 Wigeon and five Teal were at the Tip. A Lapland Bunting, 195 Skylarks and five Rock Pipits were among this morning’s counts from Hunmanby Gap.

Yellow-browed Warbler (Mark Pearson)

The ringing team have been in action this and yesterday morning, with plenty of interest both days – totals as follows: Today – Chiffchaff 2, Goldcrest 3 (2), Blackcap 2, Garden Warbler 1, Robin 1, Blackbird 1, Song Thrush 8, Greenfinch 3, Chaffinch (1), Great Tit 2 (1), Blue Tit 4 (2), Wren 3 (1).

Garden Warbler (Lucy Murgatroyd)

Garden Warbler (Lucy Murgatroyd)

7thYellow-browed Warbler 1, Goldcrest 3, Robin 3 (1), Blackcap 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 5, Dunnock 6, Song Thrush 7, Blackbird (1), Wren (2), Reed Warbler (1), Blue Tit (2), Great Tit (1).

Song Thrushes (Mark Pearson)

Song Thrushes (Mark Pearson)