Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Wednesday 15th July 2015

Migration watch; 07.10 - 11.55hrs.
A much quieter day at Long Nab compared to yesterday, on the move there (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver north, 3 Manx Shearwater north, 7 Teal + 12 north, 12 Common Scoter + 128 north, 8 Oystercatcher, 2 Turnstone, 1 Curlew + 2 north, 3 Whimbrel + 1 north, 3 Sandwich Tern + 9 north, 1 Arctic Skua, 31 Black-headed Gull + 4 north, 2 Common Gull + 1 north, 1 Arctic Tern north, 8 Puffin + 1 north and 2 Sand Martin in off and north.
The Little Egret was still present on Johnson's Marsh and at Wykeham South Lake a cream-crown Marsh Harrier flew west, 7 Oystercatcher and a Curlew flew south and present there were 5 Egyptian Geese, 2 Shelduck, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher and 1 Little Ringed Plover.

The two eggs recently seen in the Great Black-backed Gull nest are obviously addled, a rather well grown juvenile has been seen moving around the rooftop.


Adult male Great Black-backed Gull - Scarborough - Michael McNaghten

Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull - Scarborough - Michael McNaghten

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