19th April 2015

Manxie heading north this evening (Mark Pearson)

Manxie heading north this evening (Mark Pearson)

An evening seawatch in strong northerly winds produced a single Manx Shearwater and 84 Common Gulls north, with 39 Purple Sandpipers in the high tide roost. Yesterday (18th) saw the year’s first Little Ringed Plovers (two) at East Lea, while both Iceland and Glaucous Gulls were reported from the Brigg (AD). Three Wheatears on Carr Naze were the pick of a quiet 17th, while the two Great Northern Divers remain off Hunmanby Gap.

Little Ringed Plover at East Lea yesterday (Mark Pearson)

Little Ringed Plover at East Lea yesterday (Mark Pearson)