Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sunday 24th May 2015

Migration watch; 06.25 - 12.10hrs.
A Temminck's Stint was a top find at Scalby Lodge Pond during the afternoon and gave a little hope for the remainder of May.
It remained there into the evening though often vanished for short periods in the grass.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver, 7 Fulmar + 14 north, 2 Cormorant + 3 north, 2 Little Egret north, 4 Barnacle Geese, 9 Common Scoter + 13 north, 1 Kestrel north, 1 Hobby, 1 Oystercatcher + 1 north, 3 Black-headed Gull + 3 north, 8 Common Gull + 7 north, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 51 Sandwich Tern + 9 north, 15 Swift, 1 Sand Martin, 110 Swallow + 8 north, 49 House Martin, 1 Rook, 2 Carrion Crow + 3 north, 1 Tree Sparrow north and 21 Linnet.
Elsewhere an Osprey (the 5th this spring) flew south over Langdale Rigg towards the Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint at 13.45hrs, the Spotted Flycatcher was still at Long Nab, 2 Shoveler, a Dunlin, a Cuckoo and 5 Yellow Wagtail were at Potter Brompton Carr (no general access), 25 Mute Swan, 5 Egyptian Geese, 4 Barnacle Geese and 3 Little Ringed Plover were at Wykeham South Lake, the Bar-tailed Godwit was in North Bay and two pair of Turtle Dove were found in Wykeham Forest.

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