Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Monday 21st April 2014

There was no sign of the Short-toed Lark at Long Nab during the day but it was an interesting day with a couple more year ticks bringing the total to 178 by the end of the day.
At Wykeham South Lake a Black-tailed Godwit (first of the year) left to the southwest after a short stay and 3 Arctic Tern passed northeast during the afternoon, also present there were the 9 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 55 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin and a Yellow Wagtail. In the Seamer Tip area the first two Sedge Warbler of the year were reported, Wheatears were seen at Long Nab and South Cliff and 2 Golden Plover were also at Long Nab.
On the move (north unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver + 1 south, 41 Fulmar + 16 south, 80 Gannet + 97 south, 3 Cormorant + 1 south, 7 Shag, 5 Common Scoter + 3 south, 2 Red Kite, 1 Kestrel, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew south, 1 Black-headed Gull + 3 south, 63 Common Gull + 3 south, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Great Black-backed Gull, 156 Kittiwake + 60 south, 12 Sandwich Tern + 18 south, 1 Common Tern south, 180 Auk sp + 70 south, 1 Puffin south, 4 Wood Pigeon, 2 Sand Martin, 11 Swallow, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Flava, 17 Carrion Crow + 6 south, 4 Goldfinch and 26 Linnet.

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