Monday, 15 September 2014

Sunday 14th September 2014

Migration watch; 06.45 - 11.05hrs and 14.40 - 18.35hrs.
An interesting day with a few good birds and definite signs of things to come over the coming few days!
There was a scattering of migrants seen along the coast, between Ravenscar and South Cliff were 5 Rock Pipit, 50 Meadow Pipit, 20 Pied Wagtail, 9 Wheatear (6 Long Nab, 2 Castle, 1 Holbeck), 31 Robin, 4 Whinchat (Long Nab), 4 Song Thrush, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest, 1 Red-breasted Flycatcher (Long Nab), 2 Pied Flycatcher (Long Nab and Castle), 1 Willow Tit (Ravenscar) and 1 Marsh Tit (South Cliff).
It wasn't a bad day for passage either, moving south (unless stated) were 8 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 7 Fulmar + 143 north, 1 Sooty Shearwater north, 4 Manx Shearwater north, 3 Grey Heron, 24 Wigeon + 50 north, 11 Teal + 36 north, 4 Pintail, 27 Common Scoter + 231 north, 64 Oystercatcher, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Curlew north, 1 Greenshank north, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Arctic Skua + 6 north, 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua at 08.56hrs, 11 Black-headed Gull + 68 north, 3 Common Gull north, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 3 Kittiwake + 41 north, 240 Razorbill north, 5 Auk sp north, 7 Swallow, 30 Meadow Pipit, 1 Flava north, 2 Alba north and 9 Jackdaw north.
Elsewhere 7 Wigeon and 7 Teal were on Johnson's Marsh and 4 Mediterranean Gull were at Holbeck.

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