27th May 2018

Unfortunately still quiet over recent days, with very few migrants of note. Today, a Whinchat was fresh in on Carr Naze, Wheatears were there and at Gristhorpe Bay, a Snipe was by Short Hedge and a Garden Warbler was in Arndale. Otherwise, the few notable reports recieved were as follows:

On 19th, two adult Med Gulls over East Lea; 20th, a Spotted Flycatcher in Parish Wood; on 23rd, 26 Manx Shearwaters and five Whimbrel north on the seawatch (with single figures of Manxies on other dates); on 25th, three Goosander off the Brigg and a Wheatear on Carr Naze; and on 26th, an acredula Willow Warbler among a small arrival of commoner warblers in Top Scrub.

Whinchat, Carr Naze (Mark Pearson)

Otherwise, the Dams has held up to four Ringed Plovers, a semi-resident Little Ringed Plover, up to two Common Sandpipers and regular single Yellow Wagtails.