Monday, April 24th, 2017
More headline news from Hunmanby Gap, where a Red-rumped Swallow went south early on this morning (KC, NC), as did a Corn Bunting; otherwise visible migration in the first couple of hours was reasonable there and at Gristhorpe Bay, where double figures of the three (commoner) hirundines and treble figures of Linnets and Meadow Pipits dominated the notebooks. Two Bottlenose Dolphins and a Raven went north off the Brigg this morning (JS), while at least 20 Wheatears arrived along the coast early on. Two White Wagtails and a Common Sandpiper were at East Lea, and a Short-eared Owl was at the Tip this evening. A Lesser Whitethroat was new for the year at the Gap and a Common Whitethroat was at Reighton.
Otherwise the last few days have been quieter in unhelpful conditions, but a Glaucous Gull went north at the Gap on 22nd and a Ring Ouzel was there yesterday (KC, NC), while East Lea held a Whimbrel and the Dams a Reed Warbler and an Acredula-type Willow Warbler, also on 22nd.