Saturday, 22 August 2015

Thursday 20th August 2015

Migration watch; 10.00 - 14.30hrs and 16.30 - 19.30hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 18 Fulmar, 6 Cormorant + 1 north, 6 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 2 Pintail, 17 Common Scoter north, 1 Sparrowhawk, 138 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 7 Golden Plover, 86 Knot, 12 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Whimbrel, 8 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Little Gull, 8 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Sandwich tern + 3 north, 8 Common Tern, 1 juvenile Black Tern, 1 Swift, 34 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Flava, 8 Siskin and 18 Linnet.
Migrant numbers were similar to yesterday, seen between Long Nab and Castle Hill were 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Whinchat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat and 8 Willow Warbler.
On Johnson's Marsh there were now 2 Spotted Redshank as well as 4 Green Sandpiper, a Dunlin, a Snipe, 3 Teal and the Little Egret and in Jackson's Bay there were 53 Oystercatcher, 10 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 1 Ringed Plover and 1 Little Egret.

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