9th March 2017

The year’s first Scandinavian Rock Pipit was by Carr Naze Pond on 7th (MJP), the same location hosting a Jack Snipe (CW); a Woodcock was at the Yacht club on the same day, and several Small Tortoiseshells were on the wing. A (the ?) Red-necked Grebe was off the Gap on 8th (KC), while the 9th saw a 2cy Glaucous Gull heading south (JS) and a good passage of wagtails north at Hunmanby Gap, with nine Grey and 14 Alba north, as well as the first push of Meadow Pipits north there (93). 

Common Buzzard (Mark Pearson)

Generally northbound species include a trickle of Lesser Black-backed Gulls and occasional Scandinavian Herring Gulls, commoner finches and a few winter thrushes, while a similar cast remain in situ at the Dams and East Lea.