Saturday, 26 September 2015

Friday 25th September 2015

Migration watch; 07.45 - 08.55hrs, 09.20 - 09.55hrs and 11.55 - 17.10hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Cormorant, a record 3104 Pink-footed Geese all mainly along the coastal strip, 38 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Goose sp, 5 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Common Crane south along the coast then over town, on view from 16.15 - 16.20hrs, 2 Golden Plover, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Snipe, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Swift, 1 Skylark, 3 House Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Dunnock, 33 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rook, 2 Starling, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 9 Linnet, 7 Redpoll sp, 16 Goldfinch and 31 Siskin
Elsewhere 100+ Lesser Redpoll were at Derwent Head Rigg, a Green Sandpiper and a Whitethroat were at Seamer Tip while on Castle Hill there were 5 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 9 Coal Tit, 1 Lesser Redpoll and 1 Wheatear.


A record shot of the Common Cranes as they circled high over town before heading south - Michael McNaghten

Pink-footed Geese heading south over Castle Hill, probably the closest skein of the day! - Michael McNaghten

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