4th May 2018

Hen Harrier, Gristhorpe Bay (Mark Pearson)

Today’s highlight was a female Hen Harrier which moved swiftly north and out across the sea at Gristhorpe Bay. Other notable records included a Tree Pipit which overflew the Tip, a Little Tern north, four Wheatears on Carr Naze and two Purple Sandpipers on the Brigg, while the Dams hosted a Little Ringed Plover, a late Redwing, several Swifts, two singing Reed Warblers and a Common Sandpiper (with another at East Lea). Good numbers of Common Whitethroats arrived across the area, while a Sedge Warbler was at Cawthorne Pond.

Yesterday, a tundrae-type Ringed plover was at East Lea, two White Wagtails and a Wheatear were on Carr Naze (where two Swifts and 35 Swallows went through), and a late peak of 312 Meadow Pipits went north at the Gap, where a Little Egret, two Swifts and two Yellow Wagtails did likewise.  

Hen Harrier, Gristhorpe Bay (Mark Pearson)