Sunday, 8 April 2018


A short walk around the Gap was rewarded with an unexpected patch tick in the form of a showy male Yellowhammer near the pumphouse. Other bits included three Redwings, two Red-breasted Mergansers, a Pheasant, four Great Crested Grebes, six Turnstones, 98 Sanderlings, seven Sandwich Terns, two Lesser Black-backed Gulls, eight Stock Doves, a Green Woodpecker, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, three Skylarks, four Chiffchaffs, three Blackcaps, seven Meadow Pipits and a Pied Wagtail (not many of these lately).

male Yellowhammer