Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Thursday 15th October 2015

On Castle Hill there were now 2 Firecrest, 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (which probably included 1 new bird), 60 Goldcrest, 6 Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, 35 Redwing, 6 Song Thrush, 7 Blackbird, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Swallow, 6 Brambling, a Water Rail and a Short-eared Owl.
In the Long Nab area there were 2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 new), 1 Chiffchaff, 70 Goldcrest, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush, 18 Blackbird, 20 Skylark, 3 Brambling, 20 Goldfinch, 45 Siskin, 7 Reed Bunting and 1 Snipe. A Sooty Shearwater was noted heading north offshore.
There was a good count of Mediterranean Gull on Black Rocks off Holbeck, 13 adults and 1 2nd winter, so with a 1st winter seen at Holbeck yesterday at least 15 are in the area!


Yellow-browed Warbler - Long Nab - Michael McNaghten

Firecrest - Castle Hill - Dave Mansell

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