Friday, 18 October 2013

Friday 18th October 2013

The Siberian Stonechat was again preforming well all day in the Scalby Nab area.
A trickle of birds were arriving in off throughout the day, migrant totals between Jugger Howe and South Cliff were 1 Merlin, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 27 Robin, 519 Fieldfare, 62 Blackbird, 43 Redwing, 22 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Scalby Beck), 12 Goldcrest, 13 Brambling, 1 Crossbill, 5 Reed Bunting and 2 Yellowhammer.
On the move south were 13 Wigeon, 1 Mallard, 7 Meadow Pipit, 5 Rock Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch and 1 Crossbill.
Elsewhere a Long-tailed Duck was on the sea off Crook Ness, the Little Gull was still present at Scalby Mills and a Barnacle Goose and 6 Pink-footed Geese were at Burton Riggs.

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