9th May 2020

The following summary only includes records from our resident birders’ health walks and garden sightings; consequently, it provides a mere snapshot of the true scale of our spring migration.

The weather consisted of light winds from a general northerly direction, sunny intervals after an overcast start and temperatures reaching 17 degrees C. A Great Northern Diver, Manx Shearwater, two Whimbrel, 30 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern flew past the Fog Station.

The day’s highlight related to a Serin that showed well on the outer head early morning only, before departing. Other sightings included three Gadwall, two Tufted Ducks, a Mute Swan, two Little Ringed Plovers, four Ringed Plovers, the Spotted Redshank, six Whimbrel, two Reed Warblers, a Fieldfare, one Spotted Flycatcher, a Black Redstart, two Whinchat, six Wheatears, a Tree Pipit and four Yellow Wagtails. Three Wheatears, two pairs of Yellow Wagtails and four Corn Buntings were located at Buckton/Bempton.

Serin, by Craig Thomas