Sunday, 26 October 2014

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Migration watch; 07.25 - 11.20hrs.
A good day at Long Nab, past there (south unless stated) were 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Manx Shearwater north, 68 Gannet + 11 north, 4 Cormorant, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Pomarine Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 9 Great Skua, 4 Little Gull north, 24 Common Gull, 35 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 29 Kittiwake + 8 north, 19 Auk sp + 6 north, 1 Asio sp in off (probably a Long-eared), 3 Skylark and 6 Rock Pipit.
Elsewhere 6 Whooper Swan, a Shoveler and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull were on Wykeham South Lake, a Little Egret, 65 Wigeon, 2 Snipe and 160 Starling were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access), 18 Teal and a Shoveler were on Johnson's Marsh, a Little Grebe, 1 Gadwall, 34 Tufted Duck, 3 Scaup, 36 Moorhen, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Chiffchaff and 2 Siskin were at the Mere, 20 Purple Sandpiper were roosting in the Harbour, the Stonechat was still present along Marine Drive, the probable blythi Lesser Whitethroat, and a Blackcap were in Crook Ness and a Snow Bunting was at Ravenscar.

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