Monday, 25 August 2014

Sunday 24th August 2014

Migration watches; 06.15 - 11.05hrs, 13.15 - 14.20hrs and 18.40 - 20.00hrs.
A busy day over the sea produced the following; (north unless stated) 1 Red-throated Diver south, 220 Fulmar + 6 south, 33 Manx Shearwater, 281 Gannet + 276 south, 2 Cormorant + 3 south, 3 Shag, 1 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 39 Teal, 37 Common Scoter, 1 Common Buzzard, 15 Oystercatcher + 12 south, 1 Ringed Plover in, 1 Golden Plover south, 1 Sanderling south, 3 Dunlin in, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit south, 20 Whimbrel south, 3 Curlew, 2 Arctic Skua + 3 south,75 Black-headed Gull + 2 south, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull + 11 south, 624 Kittiwake + 62 south, 10 Sandwich Tern + 2 south, 53 Common Tern + 3 south, 8 Arctic Tern, 19 Auk sp, 3 Sand Martin, 11 Swallow south, 13 House Martin + 43 south and 2 Meadow Pipit south.
Migrants between Long Nab and South Cliff were 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Whinchat (1 Long Nab, 1 Scalby Lodge), 1 Stonechat (Scalby Lodge), 1 LesserWhitethroat, 5 Whitethroat, 6 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler and a Goldcrest.
Elsewhere 3 Ruff and a Greenshank were on Scalby Lodge Pond before flying south, 19Redshank and 5 Turnstone were in Jackson's Bay, a Green Sandpiper was on Johnson's Marsh, a Little Egret was on Flotmanby Carr, 6 Grey Heron, 22 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew, 16 Sandwich Tern and 7 Common Tern were at Scalby Mills and a juvenile Cuckoo was seen flying over Mowthorpe Bridge,

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