11th March 2017

Scandinavian Rock Pipit, Carr Naze Pond (Mark Pearson)

A busier couple of days as spring migration begins to step up a little, although Carr Naze had a distinctly northern flavour with a Blue Fulmar close in and north (MJP) and two Scandinavian Rock Pipits (MJP, DL).  Visible migration at Hunmanby Gap has been strong concerning finches in particular, with 121 Siskins south (and 20 on 10th), and three Crossbills south (and 10 on 10th, when ten Bullfinches also went south). A male Goosander overflew the Dams and a Velvet Scoter was offshore at the Gap (KC).

Black-headed Gull & Smooth Newt, Carr Naze Pond (Mark Pearson)

Slavonian Grebe was reported near the Brigg yesterday (J&TGD), when a Jackdaw showing characteristics of one of the continental races was briefly at Gristhorpe Bay before heading north (MJP).

Blue Fulmar, 11th (Mark Pearson)

Goldcrests are scattered in small numbers, with daily counts just beginning to scrape into double figures, while Pink-footed Geese are likewise regular in double figures over recent days and Common Buzzards are increasingly noticeable.