Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Migration watch; 07.10 - 11.40hrs.
A steady arrival, mainly Thrushes provided interest for much of the day before heavy rain made birding difficult.
At Long Nab there were 3 Woodcock, the 2 Richard's Pipit, 13 Robin, 184 Redwing, 86 Fieldfare, 24 Song Thrush, 131 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 43 Starling and 4 Brambling.
Between Crook Ness and Scalby Nab were 71 Redwing, 9 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 24 Blackbird and 1 Chiffchaff.
Castle Hill produced 3 Woodcock, 1 Short-eared Owl, 10 Robin, 8 Song Thrush, 65 Redwing, 6 Fieldfare, 90 Blackbird, 17 Starling, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Goldcrest and 1 Reed Bunting. The first Black Redstart of the autumn was found feeding with 3 Rock Pipit in the Harbour where 22 Purple Sandpiper and a 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull were roosting.
On the move at Long Nab (south unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver, 1 Shag north, 54 Teal + 4 north, 108 Wigeon north, 3 Eider north, 328 Black-headed Gull, 146 Common Gull, 1 Kittiwake north, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit and 3 Goldfinch.
Elsewhere an Egyptian Goose was at Burton Riggs and a Green Sandpiper was at Seamer Tip.


A recently arrived Brambling at Long Nab - Chris Bell

Blackbird fresh in at Long Nab - Michael McNaghten

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