Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Monday 31st August 2015

Migration watch; 06.10 - 12.40hrs and 15.15 - 19.30hrs.
An interesting day with the following passing Long Nab; (north unless stated) 1 Red-throated Diver + 3 south, 93 Fulmar + 63 south, 1 Manx Shearwater south, 10 Cormorant + 8 south, 1 Grey Heron south, 7 Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 306 Teal + 38 south, 5 Pintail + 1 south, 1 Tufted Duck, 84 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Kestrel south, 1 Oystercatcher south, 1 Ringed Plover south, 1 Golden Plover south, 24 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel south, 36 Black-headed Gull + 10 south, 4 Common Gull + 5 south, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 3 south, 3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 64 Great Black-backed Gull + 6 south, 10 Sandwich Tern + 18 south, 8 Common Tern + 6 south, 5 juvenile Black Tern south, 12 Auk sp + 1 south, 3 Wood Pigeon in off, 2 Swift + 47 south, 5 House Martin, 1 Flava south and 4 Alba south.
In the Long Nab area were 1 Little Egret, 1 Quail, 7 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 160 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Wheatear, 7 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 5 Willow Warbler.
The Little Egret, 11 Grey Heron, a Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper were on Johnson's Marsh, 72 Oystercatcher, 9 Ringed Plover, 6 Dunlin, 7 Sanderling and 6 Redshank were in Jackson's Bay, 20 Swift were over Burniston show ground, 2 Redstart, 3 Willow Tit and a Wheatear were at Ravenscar, 7 Whitethroat were at Cloughton Wyke, a Greenshank, 4 Dunlin and 33 Curlew were in Cornelian Bay and an adult Yellow-legged Gull and 2 Common Sandpiper were at Wykeham South Lake.



Record shot of the 7 Ruff at Long Nab - Michael McNaghten

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