Monday, 10 August 2015

Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th August 2015

A quiet day on the 8th with the only report being of 9 Sanderling in Cayton Bay.

The 9th was a much more active day...
Migration watch; 06.20 - 11.30hrs and 14.05 - 16.05hrs.
Three juvenile Caspian Gulls flew south offshore during the day, two together at 08.35hrs with another at 15.00hrs, also moving (south unless stated) were 3 Fulmar + 2 north, 4 Common Scoter + 42 north, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 14 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 111 Dunlin, 33 Sanderling, 1 Knot, 6 Redshank, 2 Curlew, 31 Black-headed Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 14 Common Tern + 3 north, 1 Puffin north, 97 Swift, 22 Swallow, 5 Sand Martin, 7 Goldfinch and 8 Linnet.
Elsewhere 15 Grey Heron, a Greenshank and 2 Snipe were on Johnson's Marsh, 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 34 Curlew were in Cornelian Bay, a Willow Warbler was in Cornelian Ravine while 3 were at Long Nab and 2 Mediterranean Gull a Tufted Duck and a Grey Wagtail were at the Mere.

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