17th April 2019

Black Redstarts, Short Hedge (Mark Pearson)

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 off the Brigg. This afternoon, an Osprey went north, a Hooded Crow went south, a Common redstart was near Short Hedge and two Black Redstarts and two Wheatears were on the manure heap there. 175 Linnets and 18 Yellowhammers were in the same area. 

Black Redstart, Short Hedge (Mark Pearson)