5th May 2017

Firecrest, 2nd (David Aitken)

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 were also two Goldeneye present and a male Pochard north at the Gap. A Black-throated Diver and a Bonxie were reported off the Brigg on 1st, when a Redstart was in Top Scrub.

Odd Bar-tailed Godwits (with a max of four on 3rd at East Lea) and Grey Plovers continue to drop in and pass by, with a peak of three Common Sandpipers at East Lea and a late Fieldfare there today. A Swift was at the Gap and at least ten Lesser Whitethroats were well scattered across the northern coastal area, while two Garden Warblers were at the Dams.