Friday, 29 August 2014

Thursday 28th August 2014

Migration watches; 07.10 - 12.10hrs and 18.20 - 20.15hrs.
A GREENISH WARBLER on the North Side of Castle Hill was the highlight of the very thin scattering of grounded migrants along the coast and was one of two additions to the year list.
Between Long Nab and Castle Hill were 1 Wheatear, 8 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 26 Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher at Long Nab (first of the year).
It was a very quiet day over the sea, on the move (south unless stated) were 3 Manx Shearwater, 806 Gannet, 5 Teal, 36 Common Scoter north, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 30 Oystercatcher, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Whimbrel + 1 north, 1 Arctic Skua, 34 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 8 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Tern + 2 north, 2 Common Tern + 2 north, 4 Arctic Tern, 5 Swift, 218 Swallow, 31 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Flava, 2 Alba and 2 Chaffinch.
On Johnson's Marsh there was a Snipe and a Green Sandpiper, 8 Teal were on Scalby Lodge Pond and the Willow Tit was still in the Long Nab area.

Greenish Warbler, Castle Hill - Chris Bradshaw

Greenish Warbler, Castle Hill - John Harwood
 

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