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 in off, three Swallows were at the Dams (with two at East Lea and one south at the Gap later), three Wigeon went north and another 12 were at East Lea, and single Manx Shearwater and Great Northern Diver went north.

Water Rail, Dams (Pete Dunn)

Yesterday (3rd), a Glaucous Gull went high and north over the Gap in the morning, where a male Marsh Harrier went south and two Sandwich Terns went north in the early afternoon. Chiffchaffs were well scattered and the Bar-tailed Godwit remained in the Country Park.