22nd March 2017

Notable records from the last couple of days include five Whooper Swans north at Gristhorpe Bay this morning, where four Crossbills headed south and a further 12 did likewise at the Gap, the venue for an early Bonxie north this afternoon. A Goosander went north over Carr Naze,  where a/the Black Redstart remained, while a Mediterranean Gull hung around the Country Park (mo) and a Firecrest was reported from Primrose Valley (SA) yesterday (21st). Good numbers of finches and pipits continue to be counted passing the Gap (see Trektellen for full counts), and the year’s first Sand Martin passed there on 20th (KC). Another Red-legged Partridge (the third of the year) was seen in a garden adjoining the Dams on Friday.