Monday, 8 December 2014

Monday 1st December 2014


Migration watch; 08.00 - 10.15hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 6 Red-throated Diver + 6 north, 3 Fulmar + 6 north, 1 Gannet, 120 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Goosander, 1 Dunlin, 2 Black-headed Gull north, 19 Common Gull + 8 north, 5 Great Black-backed Gull + 7 north, 5 Auk sp and 1 Redwing north.
Present at Long Nab were 14 Meadow Pipit, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Lapland Bunting.

The biggest news of the day (and possibly the year??) came from Scalby, the 'Common Redstart' present today for it's third day was re identified as a male EASTERN BLACK REDSTART!!!

It showed well at times, when not on its circuit of the private gardens and was present up till dusk.

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