17th April 2017
A quieter week than others of late, with high pressure and winds from the northerly sector equalling lesser returns re: incoming migrants in recent days. Visible migration studies at Hunmanby Gap continue to provide plenty of interest, with highlights of a Little Egret, a Brambling and over 300 Linnets through yesterday (16th), 250 Linnets and 80 Goldfinches through on 15th, 21 Fieldfares and 400 Linnets through on 14th, 435 Linnets and 110 Goldfinches on 13th (when 502 Linnets and 225 Meadow Pipits went north through the Gristhorpe Bay watchpoint early on), and an excellent day on 11th which included two Red Kites north, a Hooded Crow south and our first Whimbrel north (KC, NC). Full totals, as always, are available on the Trektellen website here.
A few Swallows, Sand Martins and Sandwich Terns have been a feature of most days, while a White Wagtail was reported again from East Lea (where the first Mallard ducklings, a brood of five, were out and about yesterday), while a few Wheatears and occasional House Martins have moved through.