Monthly Archives: May 2017

CATS

31st May 2017

A very quiet end to the month, with little in the way of notables, although two Sandwich Terns dropped out of the mist and into the Dams for a few minutes on 29th, where six Mute Swans continue to commute …

27th May 2017

Little of note to report today except for a Hobby hunting Sand Martins at Hunmanby Gap (KC) and c250 Swifts feeding along a storm front over North Cliff, but yesterday (26th) produced two good spring records – a Curlew Sandpiper …

23rd May 2017

A quiet few days as high pressure and settled conditions dominate. Today saw Cuckoos at the Gap and the allotments, while Spotted Flycatchers remained at Parish Wood and the Tip after arriving yesterday, when 10 Barnacle Geese went south at …

18th May 2017

Three Barnacle Geese went south at the Gap on an otherwise very quiet day today, while yesterday’s (19th) highlights were a summer-plumage Black-tailed Godwit at East Lea and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose venturing over to the Gap. 16th was somewhat …

15th May 2017

Good records from the Gap today included a Hooded Crow and a Little Egret north, a Marsh Harrier, a Goosander and 18 Tufted Ducks south, and male Velvet Scoter offshore (which was previously seen passing the Brigg, BP) (KC, NC, …

13th May 2017

An Osprey flew south over the town this afternoon (J & TGD), while a big movement of hirundines this morning involved 1020 Swallows, 477 House Martins and 112 Sand Martins south at the Gap, with two Little Egrets also south …

11th May 2017

A quieter day with a south-easterly airflow and plenty of sunshine this morning for the ringers who trapped a female Ring Ouzel in Top Scrub and a Hobby overflew there (DL et al.). A Cuckoo was at the Gap, a Fieldfare was …

10th May 2016

A day of notable visible migration was headlined by two raptors early on – an Osprey west at Hunmanby Gap (KC, NC) and a late Merlin south-east at Gristhorpe Cliff (MJP). The former also saw a Tree Pipit and 25 …

9th May 2017

Surprise bird of the day was a late and frustratingly brief Waxwing on the Wharfedale estate (mo). A female Greenland Wheatear was on Carr Naze late on and Manxies have passed the Gap yesterday (three) and today (one), where four …

7th May 2017

Cold northerlies hardly inspire much hope at this time of year, but there have been some notable arrivals nevertheless, particularly in the shape of three Spoonbills (MC et al.) that spent a short while at the Dams this afternoon before …

5th May 2017

A generally quieter few days to begin the month, with high pressure and a northerly airflow curtailing much movement. Notable records have however included a Firecrest trapped and ringed in the Top Scrub (DL, DA, GD) on 2nd, when there …