Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday 17th August 2015

Migration watch; 07.50 - 11.15hrs and 17.20 - 19.40hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 49 Fulmar + 10 south, 1 Manx Shearwater, 6 Cormorant + 3 south, 7 Teal, 1 Common Scoter south, 3 Velvet Scoter, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew south, 3 Black-headed Gull south, 1 Common Gull south, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull south, 13 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 south, 260 Kittiwake, 13 Sandwich Tern +23 south, 32 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern and 8 Swallow south.
Kingfishers appeared to be on the move with singles at Johnson's Marsh and at Crook Ness, also in the Long Nab area were 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and a Common Sandpiper.
Also recorded at Johnson's Marsh were 11 Grey Heron, a Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper and a Teal, the autumns second Osprey flew east over Lowdales at 11.40hrs and a Yellow-legged Gull was at Scalby Mills.

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