12th January 2019

Most of the notable sightings from the last few days concern long-stayers, with three Great Northern Divers and the Long-tailed Duck in the northern bay and up to four Snow Buntings on Carr Naze, with the drake Mandarin still at Primrose Valley.

Yellowhammers, Country Park (Nigel Webster)

On the sea, a White-fronted Goose went south on 7th and a Med Gull on 8th, with three Slavonian Grebes reported off Primorose Valley on 9th (with one also in the bay today). Single figures of winter thrushes are scattered, and up to 25 Yellwhammers and two Corn Buntings in the country park araea.