11th October 2018

Yellow-browed Warbler, Hunmanby Gap (Keith Clarkson)

A busier day locally, with a good arrival of migrants on a SE wind with early precipitation. Yellow-browed Warblers numbered at least eight, which included three at Hunmanby Gap and two in Top Scrub, while Ring Ouzels numbeed at least six (including three at the Tip).

Ring Ouzel, The Tip (Nigel Webster)

Seven Crossbills overflew the golf course pond early on (where a Little Grebe was recorded), while Bramblings numbered at least 180 for the day, with high counts of 64 through the Gap, 40 in Church Ravine, 20 in Martin’s Ravine, 30 in Top Scrub and 25 from the Brigg / Carr Naze area. 

Thrushes were arriving throughout, and in addition to the Ring Ouzels, at least 310 Song Thrushes were logged, as well as 450 Redwings, 45 Blackbirds and two Mistle Thrushes. Swallows were in the town (two) and through the Gap (two), with the latter site also logging 142 Siskins this morning. Additionally, a dark-bellied Brent Goose, a Short-eared Owl and two Manxies passed the Brigg, and two Mute Swans, three Gadwall and three Dunlin remain at the Dams and East Lea.