Saturday, 2 November 2013

Friday 1st November 2013

The month began well with the years first Great Grey Shrike found at Derwent Head Rigg (approximate grid reference SE 891 960) where there were also 5 Crossbill.
Migrants seen in the Long Nab area included 4 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 2 Lapland Bunting and 8 Snow Bunting.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver, 43 Black-headed Gull, 15 Common Gull, 2 Wood Pigeon, 5 Skylark, 1 House Martin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Rock Pipit, 2 alba, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Starling, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, 4 Goldfinch, 13 Linnet, 5 Redpoll sp and 2 Reed Bunting.
Elsewhere a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull was at Cromer Point, 6 Goosander and 7 Pink-footed Geese were on Harwood Dale Lake, 9 Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck and 34 Purple Sandpiper were roosting in the Harbour.


A record of the days Great Grey Shrike - Chris Bradshaw

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