16th February 2018

Typically quiet over recent days. The sea has been extremely poor so far this year, although a belatedly-reported Bottlenose Dolphin north on 13th was notable. A single Pink-footed Goose remains with the ferals at the Dams / East Lea, where up to 85 Wigeon, two Mute Swan and 30 Teal are also present. The pair of Stonechats are still in the Carr Naze area, a Woodcock was near Gristhorpe roundabout, scatterings of thrushes include double figures of Fieldfares and Redwings most days and small numbers of continental Song Thrushes, Skylark numbers are increasing steadily and the pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls are already at a nesting site near the train station.