Monday, 28 April 2014

Sunday 27th April 2014

A much quieter day in comparison to the last few, though poor weather had a large effect on that.
On the move past Long Nab (north unless stated) were 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Fulmar + 4 south, 114 Gannet + 12 south, 5 Cormorant south, 2 Greylag Geese, 2 Eider south, 2 Common Scoter south, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Common Gull + 9 south, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull + 3 south, 20 Kittiwake + 53 south, 6 Swallow, 2 Goldfinch south and 2 Linnet south.
The first Turtle Dove of the year was seem in Snainton, at Seamer Tip there were 3 Shelduck, 3 Wheatear, 8 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Whimbrel flew north, 6 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Redstart, a Garden Warbler and 5 Blackcap were in the Ellerburn area and another Garden Warbler was at Throxenby Mere.
Arctic Terns were still on the move with 12 northeast over Spring Bank and 3 through Wykeham South Lake, 17 Sandwich Tern were off Stoupe Beck and a Golden Plover, a Redshank, a Greenshank, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Curlew were on Scalby Lodge Pond.
Migrants along the coast between Boggle Hole and Scalby Mills included 6 Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler and 3 Chiffchaff.

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