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 Martins, two Swallows and a Fieldfare move through as well as two Common Buzzards, two Blackcaps and six Chiffchaffs present. Three Red-Breasted Mergansers also went south off the Brigg. Swallows continued with two over Country Park on 4th and two at the Dams yesterday. 

Little Egret, Hunmanby Gap (Keith Clarkson)

Yesterday also saw an adult Yellow-Legged Gull go South off the Brigg and two Sand Martins around Carr Naze. Visible migration at the Gap was slow but movement over the sea included 350 Fulmars and 800 Kittiwakes South, and a Great Skua North. Today a Ring Ouzel flew North at the Gap and Top Scrub held both continental Robin and Song Thrush. Small numbers of Chiffchaff were also in the Scrub where a Brambling and four Redpoll moved over and a Magpie was trapped and ringed. 

Chiffchaff (Will Scott)