Saturday, 9 November 2013

Saturday 9th November 2013

Not a bad November's day birding with the years first Scaup, a juvenile, on Potter Brompton Carr, also there were 150+ Teal, 130+ Wigeon and a Goldeneye, 280+ Golden Plover and 2 Snipe were on Ruston Carr and 35 Wigeon were on Flotmanby Carr.
A minimum of 68 Snow Buntings were seen, 36 in the Stubble at Long Nab plus 2 in off the sea there and an unprecidented 30+ by the entrance to Wykeham South Lakes!
Also seen at Wykeham South Lakes were 3 Egyptian Geese, 5 Pochard and a Merlin.
Other migrants seen along the coast included 57 Skylark, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 27 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldcrest and 3 Reed Bunting.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver, 6 Gannet + 1 north, 1 Cormorant + 1 north, 1 Shag north, 1 Tufted Duck north, 5 Common Scoter north, 1 Goldeneye north, 1 Snipe, 40 Black-headed Gull + 2 north, 16 Common Gull, 235 Herring Gull, 23 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 1st winter Sandwich Tern (later seen in Cornelian Bay), 3 Auk sp north, 12 Stock Dove, 17 Wood Pigeon, 2 Skylark, 2 alba, 5 Blackbird in off and west, 1 Fieldfare in off and west, 1 Mistle Thrush in off and west, 13 Starling in off and west, 3 Chaffinch, 15 Goldfinch, 19 Linnet and 1 Redpoll sp.

Scaup, Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw
 

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