Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Monday 30th September 2013

The strong winds made birding the bushes difficult but still small numbers of migrants were arriving throughout the day.
Totals between Ravenscar and Cornelian were 5 Skylark, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 House Martin, 36 Robin, 1 Redstart (Cornelian Bay), 1 Whinchat (Castle Hill), 1 Wheatear (Castle Hill), 18 Song Thrush, 3 Fieldfare (Stoupe Brow), 4 Blackcap, 5 Yellow-browed Warbler all of which were new (1 Stoupe Brow, 2 Ravenscar, 2 Castle Hill), 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Castle Hill), 7 Chaffinch and 5 Reed Bunting.
Passage was very slow but on the move throughout the day (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 1 Fulmar, 1 Great Skua north, 2 Kittiwake north, 3 Swallow, 1 Brambling and 1 Siskin.
At Scalby Mills there were 61 Wigeon.

Yellow-browed Warbler trapped at Stoupe Brow - Chris Hansell
 

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