Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Monday 13th October 2014

Migration watch; 08.00 - 15.30hrs and 17.00 - 18.00hrs.
A disappointing day over the land given the conditions but the sea did produce some interest including an addition to the year list.
On the move (north unless stated) were 8 Red-throated Diver + 16 south, 1 Great Northern Diver south, 1 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Manx Shearwater + 6 south, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 144 Gannet + 488 south, 1 Cormorant + 7 south, 1 Shag south, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 20 Wigeon, 1 Teal + 2 south, 1 Mallard, 1 Pintail, 98 Common Scoter + 4 south, 1 Ringed Plover, 4 Pomarine Skua south, 2 Arctic Skua + 2 south, 30 Great Skua + 5 south, 24 Little Gull, 22 Black-headed Gull south, 16 Common Gull south, 150 Kittiwake + 2 south, 2 Auk sp and 1 Puffin.
Migrants seen between Long Nab and Castle Hill were 2 Skylark, 9 Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 1 Dunnock, 17 Robin, 9 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 18 Blackbird, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 11 Goldcrest, 4 Starling and 3 Brambling.
On the sea off Long Nab were 2 Little Auk which became the 230th species for the year.

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