Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tuesday 11th August 2015

Migration watch; 07.30 - 11.30hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 5 Common Scoter + 22 north, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Swift, 131 Swallow, 7 Sand Martin, 2 House Martin, 17 Linnet and 4 Goldfinch.
Migrants seen along the coast included a Short-eared Owl between Burniston and Scalby, 2 Whinchat (South Cliff), 1 Lesser Whitethroat on South Cliff, 6 Willow Warbler (4 Long Nab, 2 Holbeck) and 12 Chiffchaff at Long Nab.
In Jackson's Bay there were 265 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern and a Bar-tailed Godwit, 120 Common Scoter, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, a Whimbrel and 5 Common Tern were in Cornelian Bay and a juvenile Cuckoo was at Pye Rigg.

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