28th March 2019

Visible migration at Hunmanby Gap continues to headline the sightings. A steady morning yesterday saw 205 Meadow Pipits, 72 Linnets, nine Siskins and six Crossbill move North, with a Great Northern Diver inshore (and another two still off the Brigg). Two Shelduck rested in Bay Corner and the first Swallow of the year headed South over Carr Naze. Today Hunmanby Gap had its third Hooded Crow of the Spring head North with a supporting cast of a Sand Martin, Brambling and 134 Meadow Pipits North and three Red-Legged Partridge were present. The Bay held 23 Common Scoter (with an additional eight North off the Gap), the two Shelduck remained in Bay Corner, as did two Eider. Additionally an Agonopterix umbellana moth was trapped at the Gap last night, this is the first record for the Filey area and one of only about 20 Yorkshire records.  

Red-Legged Partridge, Hunmanby Gap (Will Scott)