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 Yellow Wagtails north, while the latter logged good northbound Linnet and Goldfinch counts (213 and 96 respectively), and both sites registered impressive hirundine totals – each had in excess of 550 Swallows, while Gristhorpe Bay also saw 225 Hpouse Martins and 71 Sand martins heading north (with smaller numbers of each at the Gap). A Little Egret was still at the Dams, and the sea-watch again registered nothing of note. 

Sedge Warbler, Dams (Judith Henley)