27th March 2015

Sand Martin, 24th (Mark Pearson)

Sand Martin, 24th (Mark Pearson)

Another generally quiet few days with unhelpful conditions, but the first trans-Saharan migrants still made it through in the very welcome form of two Sand Martins – the first of which came in off the sea on Carr Naze – on 24th (MJP). The same day saw a single Scandinavian Rock Pipit on the Brigg, a male Stonechat on Carr Naze and at least 16 Goldcrests and 6 Chiffchaffs in the Church Ravine / Country Park area.

Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 24th (Mark Pearson)

Scandinavian Rock Pipit, 24th (Mark Pearson)

Four Common Buzzards drifted north to the west of East Lea on 25th, when two Great Northern Divers were in the bay off Hunmanby Gap. An Iceland Gull was briefly on the Country Park on 26th (JS).

Goldcrest (Mark Pearson)

Goldcrest (Mark Pearson)