25th September 2015

The quiet period continues…. notable records, scant as they are, have included a remarkable 18 Coal Tits which quickly filtered south in Top Scrub this morning (with four there later, either involving new birds or several of the same), a Lapland Bunting in the Top fields (with two also reported to the news services yesterday), a total of 55 Pink-footed Geese south (the first of the season), ten Goldcrests and 12 Robins scattered in the scrub.

Ringed Plover (Mark Pearson)

Ringed Plover (Mark Pearson)

Visible migration at Hunmanby Gap yesterday morning saw a wide range of species on the move, which included 57 Siskins and 224 Meadow Pipits. On the sea, two Sooty Shearwaters on 23rd were the best of what continues to be a very muted period.