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 in situ, five Sand Martins and a Chiffchaff were in the Carr Naze area where a Siskin went north, while five Chiffchaffs, two Blackcaps, 12 Sand Martins and 11 Swallows were in the Dams / East lea area. 

Common Snipe, Dams (Mark Pearson)

Yesterday (11th), two Garganey went north, three Bottlenose Dolphins were in the bay, as were a Red-breasted Merganser and two Great Northern Divers, while a Whimbrel was on Carr Naze. 

Razorbill, Carr Naze (Nigel Webster)

10th saw a White Wagtail briefly at East Lea, two Pink-footed Geese with the ferals in the fields there, a Little Ringed Plover, a Water Rail, nine Shoveler, six Gadwall and single figures of all three hirundines at the Dams, as well as three Blackcaps and five Chiffchaffs there. Two Sandwich Terns went south and a Great Northern Diver was by the Brigg.