Friday, 4 September 2015

Thursday 3rd September 2015


Migration watch; 08.30 - 13.00hrs and 17.40 - 19.55hrs.
A noticeable improvement over the sea produced the following past Long Nab; (north unless stated) 2 Red-throated Diver + 4 south, 1 Black-throated Diver at 09.55hrs, 217 Fulmar +22 south, 8 Sooty Shearwater + 1 south, 19 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater at 10.30hrs + 1 south at 18.55hrs, 11 Cormorant + 4 south, 22 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 9 Common Scoter, 13 Oystercatcher, 6 Knot, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel south, 5 Turnstone, 3 Arctic Skua + 42 south, 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua south at 19.40hrs, 2 Great Skua + 2 south, 2 Black-headed Gull + 5 south, 1 Common Gull + 1 south, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 57 Sandwich Tern + 30 south (including a rather odd looking smoky grey juvenile north!), 8 Common Tern, 54 Auk sp, 4 Puffin and 1 Swift south.
A Red-throated Diver was seen on the sea at Long Nab while a Little Egret was on the rocks in Burniston Bay.
In Cornelian Bay there were 4 Siskin, a Common Sandpiper and a Grey Wagtail and a Green Sandpiper was seen on Johnson's Marsh.

Some late news concerned 2 Osprey seen over Ellerburn Trout Farm on Wednesday 26th August.

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