9th May 2017

Waxwing (Ian Robinson)

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 Tundrae-type Ringed Plovers were on the beach. Otherwise, migration over land and sea has been quiet in the northerlies, although hirundines began moving this afternoon as the winds calmed, with 81 Swallows south at the Gap and another 12 south at Carr Naze this evening. The Dams and East Lea are holding up to three Common Sandpipers, a couple of Snipe and up to three Dunlin, as well as a Little Egret. 

Whimbrel (John Price)