3rd March 2017

Glaucous Gull this morning (Mark Pearson)

The white-winged gull influx continues with another 2cy Glaucous Gull, this one heading north past the Brigg this morning (MJP). Two Snow Buntings – one low and west, and one (very tame) male on Carr Naze – were new, and the bay is hosting good numbers of commoner species as well as the Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver still. Pink-footed Geese are on the move, with 225 north at the Gap this morning, where a male Red-breasted Merganser also headed north. At the Dams and East Lea, three Chiffchaffs, two pairs of Shelduck, two Water Rails and up to 204 Wigeon are in residence, while Redwings were heard heading over in a clear sky on the night of 1st.

Snow Bunting, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)