6th March 2017

A quiet few days generally, with little in the way of new arrivals except for a improvement in visible migration at Hunmnaby Gap on 5th, with three Corn Buntings, five Crossbills, 66 Skylarks and 44 Chaffinches all north and 100 Pink-footed Geese south, while five Buzzards and 57 Red-throated Divers were present there (KC). Four Chiffchaffs at the Dams yesterday included a bird ringed there in early January (establishing the bird’s wintering site fidelity). Great Northern Divers were at Gristhorpe Bay and off the Brigg today.

Snow Bunting, 3rd (Mark Pearson)