Monthly Archives: April 2019

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30th April 2019

Waders were the main theme of the day today, with three Wood Sandpipers briefly down at East Lea, where four Golden Plovers, a Whimbrel, a Greenshank and a Snipe flew over and Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper were over …

27th April 2019

A quieter day today, although notables included two Acredula Willow Warblers (Top Scrub and Arndale), 18 Yellowhammers in Short Hedge, a Tree Pipit, a Common Sandpiper and five Yellow Wagtails at East Lea, two Whimbrel and three Yellow Wagtails south …

25th April 2019

An arrival of migrants during thunderstorms this afternoon included a Redstart, four Wheatears, a Black Redstart, a Blackcap and two Chiffchaffs on Carr Naze,  and a Pied Flycatcher, a Firecrest, 15 Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler in the Top …

24th April 2019

A pleasingly busy day, with a male Pied Flycatcher in Arndale this evening, a Tree Pipit and four Wheatears on Carr Naze, a Tree Pipit, a Ring Ouzel, a Fieldfare and a White Wagtail at Short Hedge, two Ring Ouzels, …

22nd April 2019

Incoming migrants continue to arrive over the last two days, with the first Common and Lesser Whitethroats on 21st (yesterday) at Top Scrub and East Lea respectively along with 10 Willow Warblers, eight Blackcaps and redpoll and Siskin at the …

20th April 2019

A busy and productive day today, with highlights including both Firecrest and Mealy Redpoll trapped at Top Scrub, Hooded Crow in the same area, Grasshopper Warbler still on the Tip, Common Redstart on Long Hedge, Little Ringed Plover at the …

19th April 2019

At least ten Bottlenose Dolphins spent the early afternoon in the bay, while a (the?) Hooded Crow was over Top Scrub, as was a male Marsh Harrier, while a Grasshopper Warbler reeled from the Tip, a (the?) male Garganey was …

17th April 2019

A busy day with a gentler (but still cool) east-south-easterly airflow and sunny skies by the afternoon. Early on, a Merlin went east off Carr Naze and 256 Common Gulls went south in 45 minutes, with a Great Northern Diver …

16th April 2019

The cold north-easterlies finally weakened and a hint of south-easterly crept in by the afternoon, with new arrivals including a Wheatear, a Yellow and two Grey Wagtsils at East Lea, two Wheatears on Carr Naze, 20 Swallows and 10 Sand …

14th April 2019

A Great Egret is at the Dams today, with four Sand Martins and 392 Common Gulls past the Gap. Yesterday (13th), two Willow Warblers, five Chiffchaffs and four Blackcaps were in the Dams / East Lea area, where there were …

12th April 2019

An Arctic Tern went north and two Sandwich Terns went south this morning, as did two Red-breasted Mergansers, with another off the Brigg and further wildfowl movement included 13 Common Scoters and three Eiders south. Two Great Northern Divers remain …

9th April 2019

A quieter few days, with two Sand Martin around Carr Naze and the male Garganey at the Dams being the highlights today. Yesterday (8th), a Great Northern Diver remained in the bay, a Blue Fulmar went north and a Wheatear …

6th April 2019

A busier few days in the area with more Spring migrants moving through. The Garganey pair remained at the Dams at least until 4th. Visible migration at the Gap on 3rd had two Hooded Crow, a Little Egret, four Sand …

2nd April 2019

With high pressure continuing to dominate migration is slow. The two Garganey remain at the Dams and the two Great Northern Divers and Long-Tailed Duck continue in the Bay. Yesterday visible migration at the Gap included 50 Siskin and a …