17th October 2018

Another busy day in the area, lacking the big numbers of yesterday but still notable for a range of incoming migrants. Four Jays topped the bill over the Top Scrub, where other notable counts included 82 Bramblings, 90 Chaffinches, 72 Greenfinches, seven Chiffchaffs and two Willow Warblers (including one acredula-type bird).

Yellow-browed Warblers were well scattered, with two on the Country Park, two still at the Dams, one at Donkey Bridge and two in Parish Wood and a Short-eared Owl was at the Tip, while four Little Gulls, two Bar-tailed Godwits, a Swift and a Kingfisher were the best of the Brigg.

The Gap saw a good movement early on which included an impressive 430 Tree Sparrows, two Bar-tailed Godwits, a Ring Ouzel, 38 Siskins, 135 Chaffinches, 160 Goldfinches, a Great Northern Diver and 25 Red-throated Divers.