22nd September 2018

The Gap continies to provide most of the local highlights, with another quality morning there providing counts of 1200 House Martins, 1140 Meadow Pipits, 360 Siskins, 255 Linnets, 112 Goldfinches, 40 Pink-feet and a Sand Martin. The Top Scrub saw a small arrival which included six Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, a Spotted Flycatcher and a Greenland Wheatear, with good visible migration there featuring a Grey Plover and two Yellow Wagtails. 28 Greenfinches were in the same area, while a still quiet sea produced four Arctic Skuas and two Red-breasted Mergansers.

House Martins, Hunmanby Gap (Mark Pearson)