Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday 16th March 2014

An arrival of Chiffchaff over night was probably the only interest of the day with 14 reported, most were singing birds from inland locations but coastal sightings included 3 at Long Nab 1 in the Open Air Theatre and 1 in Cornelian Bay.
Elsewhere 8 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Egyptian Goose, 50+ Wigeon, 18 Tufted Duck, 10 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were on Wykeham Lakes, 39 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills also at Long Nab was a Goldcrest and 2 Goldcrest were in Cornelian Bay.
On the move (north unless stated) were 20 Fulmar + 2 south, 1 Gannet south, 22 Cormorant + 5 south, 1 Common Buzzard south, 3 Oystercatcher, 2 Black-headed Gull + 64 south, 5 Common Gull + 109 south, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 80 Herring Gull + 122 south, 5 Great Black-backed Gull + 16 south, 1 Auk sp south, 9 Skylark south, 6 Meadow Pipit south, 3 Alba + 8 south, 2 Redwing, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Starling south, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch south, 3 Siskin + 1 south, 5 Linnet + 38 south.

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