16th April 2015

 

Ring Ouzel heading north at Muston Sands (Mark Pearson)

Ring Ouzel heading north at Muston Sands (Mark Pearson)

More migration activity over the last couple of days included a White Wagtail in at the Brigg and a Jack snipe on Carr Naze this morning, with a Greenland-type Wheatear on Reighton golf course, while yesterday (15th) an Iceland Gull went north (JS), a male Redstart (the first of the year) was at the Tip in the afternoon, and the first few hours of the day were again productive for visible migration:

Sparrowhawk south at Muston Sands (Mark Pearson)

Sparrowhawk south at Muston Sands (Mark Pearson)

At Muston Sands, a Ring Ouzel and two White Wagtails went north, two House Martins were the first of the year and two Corn Buntings went south (MJP), while at Hunmanby Gap, a Corn Bunting went north and over 600 Linnets and 100 Goldfinches were on the move (mainly north) (KC). Over a thousand Meadow Pipits went north and/or west overall (including 616 north at the Gap), and thee two Great Northern Divers remain in the south of the bay.

The year's first House Martin heading south (Mark Pearson)

The year’s first House Martin heading south (Mark Pearson)