Saturday, 21 November 2015

Friday 20th November 2015

Migration watch; 08.15 - 12.20hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 1 Great Crested Grebe north, 1 Manx Shearwater north, 25 Whooper Swan, 4 Mallard, 4 Wigeon + 4 north, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Common Scoter + 3 north, 1 Goosander north, 3 Goldeneye + 3 north, 1 Lapwing, 1 Great Skua, 128 Wood Pigeon 20 Skylark, 2 Siskin and 2 Snow Bunting.
Good numbers of Thrushes and Woodcock arrived during the day, in off and through at Castle Hill were 5 Woodcock, 250+ Blackbird, 15 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 8 Song Thrush and 1 Snow Bunting, a Chiffchaff and a Woodcock were in the Open Air Theatre as were the 2 Water Rail, a Woodcock was flushed on Marvels and at Long Nab 8 Woodcock, 100 Blackbird, 40 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and 10 Redwing arrived.
Elsewhere 4 Snow Bunting were at Stoupe Brown and 100 Golden Plover were on Seamer Carr.

A Humpback Whale was seen briefly off Long Nab.

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