Thursday, 9 April 2015

Wednesday 8th April 2015

Migration watch; 07.10 - 12.00hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 5 Red-throated Diver + 1 south, 29 Fulmar + 3 south, 81 Gannet + 39 south, 6 Cormorant + 3 south, 14 Common Scoter, 1 Goosander south, 1 Sparrowhawk south, 1 Black-headed Gull + 1 south, 27 Common Gull + 9 south, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern, 113 Auk sp + 8 south, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow + 1 south, 257 Meadow Pipit + 13 south, 1 Rock Pipit + 1 south, 2 Alba + 1 south, 3 Rook + 2 south, 24 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch + 1 south, 35 Linnet + 35 south and 1 Yellowhammer.
A 'white-winged gull' seen distantly from Long Nab dropping into Scalby Mills was later confirmed as a 1st winter Iceland Gull.
Migrants seen between Long Nab and Scalby Nab were 4 Goldcrest.
At Wykeham South Lake there were 3 female Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 30 Teal, 2 Shelduck, a Sand Martin and a singing Willow Tit, the drake Scaup remained on Peasholm Park, a colour ringed Sanderling was in Jackson's Bay, 2 Shleduck and a Wigeon were on Scalby Lodge Pond, a Red-breasted Merganser was at Scalby Mills, a Swallow and 3 Sand Martin were seen at the Mere, a Little Egret was at Seamer Tip, a White Wagtail was at Rudda Road Flash, 12 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Snipe, a Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher and a Swallow were at Johnson's Marsh and a Swallow and 2 Gadwall were at Harwood Dale Lake.

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