29th March 2024

The day started brightly, but cloud increased from mid-morning and there were showers later; moderate/strong southerly winds and temperatures reached ten degrees C. The highlight was the discovery of a pair of Garganey on the outer head, with the various freshwater sites also hosting three Mute Swans, two Little Grebes, 67 Teal, 16 Curlew and two Water Rails. Another pulse of Chiffchaffs arrived east of the Dykes, with 45 recorded, along with 18 Redwing, a White Wagtail, two Brambling and 27 Siskin.

A Woodcock, two Short-eared Owls, two Chiffchaff, two Goldcrests, five Redwing and five Siskin were present at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, where the first Gannet egg of the season was seen. Buckton also attracted a White Wagtail.

Common Buzzard, South Landing, by Rob Little