6th August 2018

Three Minke Whales (the peak count so far this year) were feeding north and north east of the Brigg today, while two Hobbies came in off the sea and a Marsh Harrier went north. Two Arctic Skuas went south, and a decent arrival in Top Scrub included 40 Willow warblers (15 ringed) and one Pied Flycatcher. 

Pied Flycatcher, Top Scrub (Dan Lombard)

Yesterday (5th), a Wood Sandpiper, three Black-tailed Godwits and two Greenshank were among the wader cast at the Dams, while on 4th, two Crossbills overflew Top Scrub where 13 Willow Warblers and one of three Pied Flycatchers present were ringed. 32 Curlews went over the Country Park. 

Hobby off the Brigg (Mark Pearson)