Thursday, 27 August 2015

Wednesday 26th August 2015

Migration watch; 06.20 - 11.00hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Fulmar north, 4 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 1 Common Scoter north, 21 Oystercatcher, 1 Ringed Plover, 29 Knot, 38 Dunlin, 16 Sanderling, 36 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Gull, 1 Little Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern north, 16 Common Tern + 3 north, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Swift + 1 north and 1 Swallow.
A Red-necked Grebe that arrived from the south before dropping on the sea at Long Nab was the first of the year, also in the area were 2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, a Reed Warbler, a Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 1 Goldcrest and 1 Pied Flycatcher.
Elsewhere 42 Oystercatcher, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Sanderling, 27 Redshank, 17 Ringed Plover and 11 Dunlin were in Jackson's Bay, 7 Knot and 55 Common Tern were at Scalby Mills, 4 Swift, 2 Redstart, 7 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff were at Ravenscar, 2 Whinchat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff were on Castle Hill, a Spotted Flycatcher and 5 Swift were at Newlands Dale and 3 Green Sandpiper and a Little Egret were on Johnson's Marsh.


Little Egret - Johnson's Marsh - Chris Bell

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