15th May 2019

Garganey heading south off the Brigg (Mark Pearson)

Today’s highlight was a male European Honey-buzzard which came in off the sea and headed SW at Reighton Sands at 1145hrs. Yesterday (14th), a Whinchat was in the Rocket Pole Field, and a Fieldfare and two Sanderlings were on the Brigg, while on 13th, four Wheatears were on Carr Naze.

Honey-buzzard, Reighton Sands (Mark Pearson)

A busy 11th saw two Garganey go south off the Brigg, Great Northern and Red-throated Divers in the bay (and five more Red-throats north), a Black-throated Diver go north, 65 Sandwich Terns, six Manx Shearwaters and 75 Swallows go south, while on the land, the Short Hedge area was the place to be, with a Hobby, a Ring Ouzel, a Black Redstart, a Common Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher during the afternoon.

Common Sandpiper, Dam (Alan Walkington)

On the Brigg, up to eight Purple Sandpipers, 6 Ringed Plover, 11 Dunlins and a Common Sandpiper are among waders, while the Dams and East Lea are also still hosting up to two Common Sandpipers each. 

Purple Sandpiper, Brigg (Mark Pearson)