Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tuesday 15th April 2014

On the move at Long Nab (south unless stated) were 2 Red-throated Diver north, 112 Fulmar north, 18 Gannet + 358 north, 4 Cormorant + 1 north, 10 Shag north, 1 Shelduck, 6 Eider, 1 Common Scoter + 8 north, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Goshawk east (over Ravenscar!), 2 Kestrel north, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 4 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull + 99 north, 4 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 19 Kittiwake + 479 north, 3 Sandwich Tern north, 3 Auk sp + 620 north, 1 Puffin north (first of the year), 1 Stock Dove, 8 Sand Martin north, 4 Swallow + 4 north, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Flava, 3 Alba north, 2 Magpie, 2 Jackdaw, 7 Carrion Crow + 20 north, 6 Goldfinch north and 103 Linnet + 6 north.
Elsewhere things were a little quiet, Hirundine numbers had increased throughout the area with at least 8 Swallow over Scalby Lodge Pond where there were also 4 Shelduck and 2 White Wagtail, 2 Little Ringed Plover were at Seamer Tip and the Egyptian Goose family was seen again at Wykeham South Lake.

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