Sunday, 7 December 2014

Monday 17th November 2014


Migration watch 7.15 - 16.10hrs.
A decent day over the sea produced the following (north unless stated) 11 Red-throated Diver + 8 south, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar + 4 south, 25 Gannet + 246 south, 1 Shag, 2 Cormorant, 1 Mallard south, 3 Wigeon + 2 south, 1 Pintail south, 2 Goldeneye south, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 9 Common Scoter south, 2 Eider south, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser south, 1 Grey Plover south, 11 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Great Skua south, 42 Black-headed Gull south, 99 Common Gull + 201 south, 75 Great Black-backed Gull south, 4 Little Gull + 13 south, 45 Kittiwake + 19 south, 12 Auk sp + 272 south, 3 Puffin south, 6 Little Auk + 2 south and 1 Blackbird in off (but eaten by a Great Black-backed before making landfall).

Elsewhere the Richard's Pipit was still at Hayburn Wyke, Little Auks were seen in South Bay, North Bay and Jackson's Bay, 160 Wigeon and 47 Redshank were at Scalby Mills, 51 Purple Sandpiper were in the Harbour, a Goldeneye was in South Bay, a Scaup and a Goosander were on the Mere and 2 Snow Bunting were on RAF Fylingdales.

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