17th September 2018

The Brigg provided plenty of highlights with the Curlew Sandpiper still, a Kingfisher, two Arctic, five Common and 15 Sandwich Terns, a Greenland Wheatear and a good selection of waders which included Purple Samdpiper, Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Redshank all trapped and ringed by the team after dark.  

Sparrowhawk, Dams (Mark Pearson)

Top Scrub was generally quiet although 15 Dunnocks were indicative of a wider movement which also saw single figures visibly migrating at three local sites including the Gap, where 610 House Martins, 495 Meadow Pipits ans 155 Siskins also moved through. Additionally, a Whinchat was in the Rocket Pole Field. 

Yesterday (16th), a Curlew Sandpiper was at East Lea with three Dunlins, and a Hobby, 121 Linnets and 150 House Martins were the pick of vismig at the Gap.