Friday, 5 September 2014

Thursday 4th September 2014

Migration watches; 06.15 - 11.00hrs and 18.15 - 19.35hrs.
There was evidence of migrants arriving all day but only in very small numbers.
Between Ravenscar and Castle Hill were 1 Wheatear, 1 Redstart (Ravenscar), 2 Whinchat (Ravenscar, North Bay), 4 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Pied Flycatcher.
Passage was also very light, on the move (south unless stated) were 2 Fulmar + 5 north, 1 Cormorant, 8 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Whimbrel, 6 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull north, 3 Common Tern, 54 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Sand Martin and 29 Swallow.
Elsewhere, 2 Gadwall, 2 Wigeon and 2 Teal were on Johnson's Marsh, 2 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills and the new Willow Tit at Long Nab was trapped and ringed while the other bird ringed last month was still present.


Willow Warbler, Long Nab - Chris Bradshaw


Willow Tit, Long Nab - Chris Bradshaw

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