19th September 2018

With strong south-westerly winds from a succession of Atlantic lows still dominating, Hunmanby Gap is providing the lion’s share of notable counts and sightings, with the best of today’s watch being 450 House Martins, 355 Swallows, 240 Siskins and seven Sand Martins. A further three Sand Martins were with 50 House Martins moving through the Dams, where six Greenshank, five Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper, a Redshank and three Snipe, with two Ruff, a Green Sandpiper and a Dunlin at East Lea. Five Little Egrets headed south off the Brigg. 

Purple Sandpiper, Brigg (Mark Pearson)