5th April 2015

Red Fox vixen at the Dams (Pete Dunn)

Red Fox vixen at the Dams (Pete Dunn)

A week of minimal signs of spring, with prevailing conditions continuing to hold up northbound migrants and very little of note over the sea. Highlights from the last few days have included a Snow Bunting over on 2nd, a Swallow (the year’s first) and over a thousand Meadow Pipits north at Hunmanby Gap on 29th, and small numbers of Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs moving through. The bay has been equally quiet but for up to two Great Northern Divers, usually in the southern area.

Azure Damselfly nymph, Top Scrub pond (Dan Lombard)

Azure Damselfly nymph,
Top Scrub pond (Dan Lombard)

Large Red Damselfly nymph, Top Scrub pond (Dan Lombard)

Large Red Damselfly nymph, Top Scrub pond (Dan Lombard)