Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Tuesday 17th March 2015

Migration watch; 07.30 - 13.20hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 14 Red-throated Diver + 4 south, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Fulmar + 8 south, 15 Gannet + 27 south, 1 Cormorant + 1 south, 3 Shag + 1 south, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Shelduck, 2 Eider south, 1 Common Scoter, 6 Goosander, 4 Black-headed Gull + 24 south, 20 Common Gull + 25 south, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 207 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 south, 1 presumed hybrid adult Common X Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake + 30 south, 3 Auk sp + 55 south, 2 Skylark, 2 Alba, 12 Carrion Crow + 3 south, 2 Tree Sparrow and 3 Linnet.

The first White Wagtail of the spring was seen at Long Nab, the female Scaup, 79 Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 23 Snipe, 55 Fieldfare, 1 singing Redwing and 1 Willow Tit were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access), 2 Pink-footed Geese, a Shelduck, 4 Goldeneye, 7 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull were on Wykeham South Lake, the female Pintail was on Johnson's Marsh, 70 Purple Sandpiper were in the Harbour and 70 Yellowhammer, 30 Chaffinch and 100 Fieldfare were seen at Low Marishes.

Late news was received concerning a Red Kite seen heading northwest over Crossgates on 12th, the 150th species to be recorded this year.

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