Friday, 30 January 2015

Wednesday 28th - Thursday 29th January 2015


It was a quiet day on 28th with a Water Rail at the Open Air Theatre and a Lesser Black-backed Gull at Scalby Mills the only reports.

The 29th was much better...
Migration watch; 07.44 - 09.46hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 1 Fulmar + 2 north, 14 Gannet, 2 Cormorant north, 2 Shag north, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 18 Common Gull, 532 Herring Gull + 13 north, 16 Great Black-backed Gull and 7 Auk sp + 1 north.
The highlights of the day were the reappearance of the 16 Tundra Bean Geese with a single Pink-footed Geese at Wykeham South Lake where an Oystercatcher had also returned and the continued presence of the Richard's Pipit at Hayburn Wyke.
At the Mere the Scaup was still present along with a Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Goosander, 60 Tufted Duck, 36 Mallard, 13 Gadwall, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Coot and 41 Moorhen, 13 Whooper Swan, 143 Wigeon and 100 Fieldfare were in Cayton Carr, 2 Little Egret and 6 Kestrel were on Flotmanby Carr, 16 Goosander were on Harwood Dale Lake and in Jackson's Bay there were 21 Ringed Plover, 3 Purple Sandpiper, 1 Sanderling and 1 Dunlin.

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