Monday, 3 August 2015

Sunday 2nd August 2015

Migration watch; 07.15 - 14.30hrs.
Yet another great day to kick off August with some good coastal movement with a couple of welcome additions to the year list.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver north, 1 Sooty Shearwater north, 9 Cormorant + 23 north, 13 Mallard, 20 Teal north, 2 Tufted Duck north, 4 Common Scoter + 234 north, 4 Eider north, 1 Kestrel, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Grey Plover, 4 Ringed Plover, 12 Sanderling, 67 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 3 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 18 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 16 Black-headed Gull + 13 north, 1 Little Gull north, 8 Sandwich Tern + 229 north, 13 Common Tern + 49 north, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Puffin north, 45 Swift, 5 Swallow, 9 Sand Martin and 1 Flava.
A juvenile Caspian Gull was present on the rocks off Cromer Point along with 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 70+ other Gulls before they headed off south, what was possibly another Yellow-legged Gull was seen following Trawlers off Long Nab.
In Jackson's Bay there were 3 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin, 4 Teal, a Whimbrel and 10 Common Tern were in Cornelian Bay, 2 Common Sandpiper were at Scalby Mills, a Red Kite and a Hobby were seen from the Wykeham Raptor viewpoint while another Hobby was seen over Harwood Dale and a Willow Warbler was in Crook Ness and a Lesser Whitethroat and a Whitethroat were in Pipe Gully.


Whimbrel migrating - Michael McNaghten

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