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 former on the same day and three Reed Warblers, eight Willow Warblers a Redwing at the Dams. Also on 21st, a Black Redstart remained on Short Hedge, two Grasshopper Warblers sang from the Tip area, with a further two Whitethroats and 15 Yellowhammers in the same area. 

Grasshopper Warbler, Tip (Pete Dunn)

Today, a Short-eared Owl was at Gristhorpe Bay, a Common Sandpiper and two Snipe were at the Dams this morning with 47 alba Wagtails (including a White) and good numbers of hirundines went to roost there this evening; a Grasshopper Warbler still at the Tip, and Yellow Wagtails are trickling through daily.