19th March 2017

Visible migration continues to provide most of the interest of late, with a good haul in blustery south-westerlies at the Gap this morning which included a Mediterranean Gull, 540 Meadow Pipits, 107 Siskins, 68 alba Wagtails, 140 chaffinches and 34 Redwings (KC). A Black Redstart was on Carr Naze on 18th (DL, MJP) and at least 30 Goldcrest were in Top Scrub (with a good scattering of Chiffchaffs). Counts at the Gap on the morning of 17th included 390 Meadow Pipits, 17 alba Wags, 13 Fieldfares and 10 Redwings, while 16th at Gristhorpe bay included a Brambling, 59 Meadow Pipits, 23 Siskins and four Whooper Swans (north). A White-fronted Goose went north over the Tip on 17th (CW), While late news for 15th concerned two dark-bellied Brents and a Little Egret at the Dams. 

Weasel, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)