Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Monday 18th August 2014

Migration watches; 06.40 - 13.10hrs and 17.20 - 20.30hrs.
At last some reward for the hours spent looking out to sea, with the first Cory's in Scarborough since September 2009 as well as the first Sooties of 2014 taking the year list to 214!
On the move (north unless stated) were 1017 Fulmar + 42 south including 2 Blue Fulmar north, 1 CORY'S SHEARWATER south at 10.40hrs with what was possibly the same individual heading back north at 19.55hrs, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 259 Manx Shearwater + 47 south, 354 Gannet + 57 south, 1 Cormorant + 1 south, 30 Teal, 2 Mallard, 4 Common Scoter, 33 Oystercatcher south, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Grey Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank south, 1 Common Sandpiper south, 2 Arctic Skua + 9 south, 4 Great Skua + 1 south, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull + 9 south, 658 Kittiwake + 12 south, 8 Sandwich Tern + 4 south, 215 Common Tern + 6 south, 8 Arctic Tern, 33 Auk sp + 2 south and 1 Puffin.
In the Long Nab area there were 20 Pied, 7 Yellow and 1 White Wagtail, on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) there were 2 Snipe, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear, a Little Egret, 3 Teal, 22 Tufted Duck, 4 Oystercatcher and a Whimbrel were at Wykeham South Lake, 6 Tufted Duck and 2 Grey Wagtail were at the Mere, 6 Mediterranean Gull were at Holbeck and a Nightjar was caught and ringed on Mayville Avenue near Peasholme Park!

One of the 6 Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck - Michael McNaghten
 

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