29th October 2018

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll (Mark Pearson)

Without a doubt, today’s highlight was a Coues’s Arctic Redpoll caught in Top Scrub by the ringing team this morning – a fitting testament to their hard work there this (and every) autumn. 

Coues’s Arctic Redpoll (Mark Pearson)

Additional records from Top Scrub included five Woodcock, two Mealy Redpolls, eight Snipe, three Blackcaps and two Chiffchaffs. A Water Pipit, 12 Twite, 120 Linnets and 90 Tree Sparrows were at Gristhorpe Bay, and a Waxwing was on Cawthorne Crescent. A Red-necked Grebe was off the Brigg, a Kingfisher, a Woodcock and the dark-bellied Brent were on it, while passing it were two Long-tailed Ducks, a Velvet Scoter, three pale-bellied Brents, 160 Eider and 14 Little Auks. A Great Northern Diver and a Med Gull went north at the Gap.

Long-tailed Ducks (Mark Pearson)