Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Sunday 13th September 2015

Migration watch; 06.35 - 12.45hrs.
A great vismig day along the coast, hopefully the first of many this autumn. On the move (south unless stated) were 8 Red-throated Diver + 5 north, 2 Cormorant + 3 north, 1 Marsh Harrier at 08.34hrs, 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 84 Black-headed Gull + 2 north, 2 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern north, 1 Swift, 8 Skylark, 3 Sand Martin, 117 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 4025 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit + 1 north, 4 Grey Wagtail, 3 Alba, 2 Dunnock, 35 Tree Sparrow, 17 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 80 Goldfinch, 36 Siskin, 421 Linnet, 56 Redpoll sp and 1 Reed Bunting.
Migrants included 3 Kestrel, 1 Whinchat, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler at Long Nab, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat and 3 Chiffchaff at Ravenscar, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatear, a Whinchat and a Lesser Whitethroat on Castle Hill, 3 Whinchat and 3 Stonechat in the Jackson's Bay - Scalby Lodge area and a Yellow Wagtail, 7 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler and a Goldcrest in Cayton Bay.
A Honey Buzzard was reported heading south over Crossgates during the morning, the Ruff remained on Johnson's Marsh, 14 Ringed Plover, a Grey Plover, 37 Oystercatcher, 36 Redshank, 4 Knot, 31 Turnstone and a Bar-tailed Godwit were in Jackson's Bay, the Scaup remained on Peasholm Park and 2 Kingfisher and 3 Tufted Duck were at the Mere.


Meadow Pipit - Long Nab - Dave Bowes

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