Monday, 13 October 2014

Sunday 12th October 2014

Migration watch; 08.45 - 13.00hrs and 15.30 - 17.00hrs.
A quiet day for passage but migrants began to arrive during the afternoon.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Cormorant north, 504 Pink-footed Geese, 43 Greylag Geese, 7 Teal, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Curlew and 8 Meadow Pipit.
Migrants in the Long Nab area were 2 Jack Snipe, 1 Snipe, 1 Long-eared Owl (remarkably the first of the year as no breeding birds were located, taking the year list to 229), 32 Skylark, 40 Meadow Pipit, 25 Robin, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat and 12 Reed Bunting.
Elsewhere 4 Puffin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and 4 Goldcrest were in the Cornelian Bay area and at Ravenscar were single Snipe, Stonechat and Wheatear, 10 Song Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 2 Brambling, 5 Siskin and a Willow Tit.

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