Friday, 27 September 2013

Friday 27th September 2013

Migrants were less evident today with an obvious clear out overnight, however small numbers were arriving throughout the day and the record breaking year for Yellow-browed Warblers of course continued!
Between Ravenscar and South Cliff were 12 Skylark, 43 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Wheatear, 2 Redstart (Long Nab), 10 Robin, 6 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 1 Blackcap, 9 Yellow-browed Warbler 7 of which were new (4 Ravenscar, 2 new at Long Nab, 2 Castle Hill, 1 Holbeck), 17 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Siskin and 1 Reed Bunting.
Passage was slow but on the move (south unless stated) were 7 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 2 Fulmar north, 4 Pink-footed Geese north, 1 Common Scoter north, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Rock Pipit, 108 Meadow Pipit, 2 Swallow, 7 Goldfinch and 16 Siskin.
Ten Mediterranean Gull were off Holbeck during the evening.



Linnet, the 1000th bird ringed at Long Nab - Michael McNaghten


 

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