Monthly Archives: April 2018

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30th April 2018

Today’s cold and blustery northerly saw four Manx Shearwaters north at the Gap. Yesterday (29th) a Great Skua and nine Sandwich Terns were the best of the seawatch and a Greenshank remained at the Dams, while on 28th the ringing …

26th April 2018

Today saw the year’s first Hobby west through East Lea, where a notable hirundine passage included 101 Swallows and 39 House Martins, as well as two Swifts. Linnets were on the move at the Gap this morning, with 314 north …

23rd April 2018

The year’s first Common Swift was hawking over the town at dusk, while a Red Kite went south at Hunmanby Gap and c12 Wheatears were scattered across the area. White Wagtails went south at Reighton Sands and dropped into East …

21st April 2018

After lots of effort recently (with bonuses including two Firecrests and a Nuthatch), the FBOG ringing team really excelled themselves today with an extraordinary, perhaps unique, occurrence…. the story starts last May, when two Lesser Whitethroats were ringed in the …

19th April 2018

Today’s clear highlight was the Nuthatch trapped by the ringing team in the early afternoon in Top Scrub – a local rarity and a big surprise! Also in the same area were two Redpoll, five Brambling and four Lesser Whitethroats. …

16th April 2018

A welcome southerly airflow produced lots of variety today, with a Hooded Crow high and north-west over North Cliff, a Merlin low and in the same direction, another Firecrest trapped by the ringing team in Top Scrub first thing, an …

14th April 2018

A full count along North Cliff produced 174 Puffins and 12 Red-throated Divers as well as a Wheatear and 172 Linnets; small numbers of grounded migrants again included single figures of Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps in Top Scrub and elsewhere, with …

11th April 2018

A female Mandarin frequented the Dams this morning (where it spent much of it time attacking other birds substantially larger than itself). A total of seven Swallows and two Sand Martins moved through there, with the male Pochard, three Shelduck, …

9th April 2018

Thick fog hampered visible migration watches this morning but a brief respite early on saw a Corn Bunting, two Bramblings and a Fieldfare among a few birds on the move at Reighton Sands. Later in the day, a firecrest was …

8th April 2018

Today’s highlights were a Ring Ouzel, three Swallows, four singing Chiffchaffs and a Redwing through at Hunmanby Gap, a Willow Warbler and a Swallow at Reighton Sands, a Stonechat on Carr Naze and a Sandwich Tern past the Brigg. Two …

5th April 2018

A Firecrest was in Long Lane and later Top Scrub (probably yesterday’s bird relocating a few metres across the Country Park), a female Black Redstart remained on Carr Naze, at least eight Common Buzzards moved south through the area (in …

4th April 2018

A Firecrest was reported from Arndale, a Willow Warbler was at the Tip, presumably the same two Black Redstarts were in the Carr Naze area, 15 Continental Robins and ten Redwings were in the Top Scrub area, a Fieldfare came …

2nd April 2018

A male Ring Ouzel flew inland from the North Cliff this morning, while 10 Chiffchaffs (a significant increase) and four Redwings were in the Top Scrub area. Yesterday (1st), a pair of Black Redstarts were in the Rocket Pole Field …