24th March 2019

22nd March saw four Wheatears and a Black Redstart arrive on Carr Naze, otherwise sighting related to visible migration at the Gap where 63 Chaffinches, 465 Starlings, two Fieldfares and two Lapwings headed South and 73 Meadow Pipits moved North. Six Chiffchaffs were also present. Five Wheatears graced Carr Naze on 22nd and a Lesser Black-Backed Gull was at the Dams. Highlights from Hunmanby Gap included 196 Meadow Pipits, 49 Goldfinch, Six Crossbill and a White Wagtail, seven Common Buzzards and two Peregrines were also in the area. 

Black Redstart, Carr Naze (Mike Cole)

Today Wheatears seemed to have left Carr Naze although two worked there way North at the Gap. A Snow Bunting went North over Country Park, where a Marsh Harrier and Chiffchaff came in off the sea. 260 Starling went East out to sea and a further two Chiffchaffs were singing in the area. Highlights from Hunmanby Gap included a Crossbill, ten Siskin, three Grey Wagtails, 105 Meadow Pipits, 840 Starling and a Red-Legged Partridge (full counts for this site can be found on Trektellen.org). One Great Northern Diver remains in the Bay and another flew South this morning. 

Marsh Harrier, coming in off the sea (Will Scott)