Monday, 22 September 2014

Monday 22nd September 2014

Migration watch; 07.45 - 18.25hrs
Another good day at Long Nab produced the following; (north unless stated) 9 Red-throated Diver + 30 south, 71 Fulmar + 9 south, 16 Sooty Shearwater + 3 south, 75 Manx Shearwater + 2 south, 3 Cormorant south, 1 Shag + 3 south, 2 Little Egret, 25 Pink-footed Geese south, 8 Barnacle Geese + 84 south, 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose south, 31 Wigeon + 8 south, 56 Teal + 15 south, 6 Tufted Duck, 3 Scaup south (year tick), 35 Common Scoter + 4 south, 2 Ringed Plover south, 14 Sanderling, 2 Dunlin south,1 Curlew south, 4 Pomarine Skua + 5 south, 30 Arctic Skua + 15 south, 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 2 Great Skua + 7 south, 1003 Little Gull (record count!), 151 Black-headed Gull + 9 south, 126 Common Gull + 1 south, 1011 Kittiwake, 72 Common Tern, 7 Arctic Tern, 45 Auk sp, 29 Swallow south, 4 House Martin south, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch south and 8 Linnet + 30 south.
On the migrant front a Barred Warbler at Holbeck was the pick of a small bunch, between Cloughton and South Cliff were 7 Kestrel, 1 Tree Pipit, 45 Meadow Pipit, 16 Robin, 2 Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 3 Wheatear, 5 Song Thrush, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 19 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 Long Nab, 1 Castle) and 15 Goldcrest.
Elsewhere a Red Kite was seen over Seamer Tip at 13.20hrs.

Of interest a Minki Whale was seen of Long Nab.

A record shot of some of the Barnacle Geese heading south - Adrian Ewart
 

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