21st March 2019

Busier few days with Spring migration starting to kick in. On 19th a Green Sandpiper dropped into the Dams and Top Scrub held a Goldcrest and three continental Song Thrushes. Common Buzzards were also moving through the area with five over the town. Three Chiffchaffs remain at the Dams along with the three  Pink-Footed Geese, two Mute Swans and two Water Rails.

Grey Heron, Dams (Mark Pearson)

20th was headlined by visible migration at the Gap where five Whooper Swans, 145 Meadow Pipits, three White Wagtails and four Siskin went North and 230 Starling went South, the first Sandwich Tern of the year headed North off the Brigg. Today a Hooded Crow headed North through the Gap with a supporting cast of four Whooper Swans, three White Wagtails, four Corn Buntings, 45 Chaffinches, Brambling, Fieldfare and three Curlew. During the afternoon Wheatears arrived, with three on Carr Naze. The three Great Northern Divers and the Long-Tailed Duck remain in the Bay and Grey Wagtails are frequenting East Lea and Rutland Street. Butterfly interest was provided by Small White, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock and at least three Brimstone along the seafront.