Sunday, 12 April 2015

Sunday 12th April 2015

Migration watch; 07.15 - 11.00hrs.
Two Common Sandpiper on Wykeham South Lake were the first of the year, also present there were 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 1 female Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 45 Swallow, 25 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin and 1 Willow Warbler.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver north, 2 Fulmar + 3 north, 24 Gannet + 48 north, 1 Cormorant + 1 north, 2 Common Scoter + 1 north, 1 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Gull + 3 north, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 7 Great Black-backed Gull + 3 north, 2 Sandwich Tern north, 5 Auk sp + 10 north, 2 Alba, 3 Siskin north and 27 Linnet + 6 north.
Migrants seen between Ravenscar and South Cliff were 1 Little Ringed Plover (Scalby Lodge Pond), 2 Dunlin, 15 Wheatear (8 Ravenscar, 1 Long Nab, 6 Scalby Lodge), 1 Willow Warbler (Crook Ness) and 14 Chiffchaff.
The Garganey, 2 Shoveler, 10 Teal and a Redshank were on Johnson's Marsh, at Rudda Road Flash there were 20 Golden Plover, 2 Willow Warbler were in Wykeham Forest, 2 Shelduck and 4 Swallow were at Harwood Dale Lake and 5 Shelduck were at Scalby Lodge Pond.

* Yesterday's report of a Reed Warbler was erroneous.

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