Friday, 21 August 2015

Wednesday 19th August 2015

Migration watch; 17.30 - 20.00hrs.
An ICTERINE WARBLER by the skate park on Castle Hill was the best of a small bunch of migrants seen throughout the day.
Recorded between Long Nab and South Cliff were 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 juvenile Cuckoo (Long Nab), 1 Wheatear, 5 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 9 Willow Warbler.
On the move during the afternoon (south unless stated) were 1 ringtail Hen Harrier at 15.40hrs, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 8 Black-headed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Swift, 5 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Meadow Pipit and 34 Linnet.
A Spotted Redshank was on Johnson's Marsh along with the Little Egret and 3 Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret, 9 Teal and 334 Greylag Geese were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) and 47 Grey Partridge were counted between Long Nab and Scalby Lodge.

Spotted Redshank and Green Sandpiper on Johnson's Marsh - Michael McNaghten

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