Monday, 7 September 2015

Sunday 6th September 2015

Migration watch; 06.05 - 11.45hrs and 15.45 - 19.30hrs.
Yet another interesting day on the sea, on the move (north unless stated) were 13 Red-throated Diver + 6 south, 198 Fulmar including 1 blue Fulmar, 25 Sooty Shearwater, 42 Manx Shearwater, 1 Bealearic Shearwater at 07.17hrs, 22 Cormorant + 15 south, 7 Shag, 59 Wigeon, 97 Teal, 22 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Kestrel south, 2 Oystercatcher south, 1 Ringed Plover south, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Ruff south, 1 Whimbrel south, 7 Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skua + 2 south, 1 adult Sabine's Gull at 08.41hrs, 5 Black-headed Gull + 5 south, 7 Common Gull + 1 south, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 66 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 south, 930 Kittiwake, 31 Sandwich Tern + 8 south, 19 Common Tern, 154 Auk sp + 2 north, 1 Swift south, 3 Swallow + 4 south, 6 Meadow Pipit + 12 south, 1 Grey Wagtail and 4 Alba.
Two Whinchat, a Reed Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, a Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, 40 Goldfinch and 180 Linnet were at Long Nab, at Ravenscar there were 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 25 Chiffchaff, a Redstart and 22 Siskin, a Little Egret and 13 Grey Heron were on Johnson's Marsh, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler were on Castle Hill and 7 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin were in Jackson's Bay.

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