Friday, 26 June 2015

Thursday 25th - Friday 26th June 2015

The 25th was rather quiet, a Little Egret and a Curlew were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) and 4 Egyptian Geese and the first Common Sandpiper of the autumn were at Wykeham South Lake.


The 26th was a much better day with some good passage at Long Nab which include the previous Swift record being broken!
Migration watch; 06.50 - 12.45hrs and 13.40 - 17.00hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Manx Shearwater north, 1 Shag, 1 Cormorant north, 1 Mallard, 41 Common Scoter + 389 north, 1 Eider north, 1 Hobby at 13.48hrs, 2 Ringed Plover, 6 Curlew + 14 north, 1 Black-headed Gull + 27 north (including the first juvenile seen this year), 1 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern + 16 north, 1 Arctic Tern, 3 Puffin + 9 north, 2625 Swift, 12 Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Sand Martin, 46 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch and 1 Siskin.
Elsewhere a Hobby was seen flying west along Scalby Beck during the evening and was possibly the same seen earlier at Long Nab and on Seamer Mead there were 69 Lapwing and 22 Curlew.

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