Saturday, March 30th, 2019
A steady trickle of Spring migrants has continued over the last couple of days, the best of which yesterday was a pair of Garganey at the dams and a Swallow through the same site in the evening. At Hunmanby Gap 13 Whooper Swans, 180 Meadow Pipits, four Sand Martins, three Corn Buntings, a Stonechat and six Chiffchaffs were the highlight of the morning visible migration. A Great Northern Diver continues in the bay and two Brent Geese settled off the Brigg (presumably the two Dark-Bellied that flew South past Long Nab in the morning). Today, raptors made use of the thermals; two Red Kites and eight Common Buzzard were over the Northern area. A Spoonbill was reported flying Northwest and the Garganey pair continued at the Dams.