Saturday, 7 November 2015

Friday 6th November 2015

Migration watch; 06.55 - 10.25hrs.
An amazing SIX BLACK-NECKED GREBE were found in South Bay, four hanging round off Olympia Leisure and two off the Harbour's West Pier.
On the move at Long Nab (south unless stated) were 4 Red-throated Diver, 82 Gannet + 15 north, 5 Cormorant, 11 Whooper Swan, 14 Greylag Geese, 1 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Golden Plover, 43 Lapwing, 50 Black-headed Gull, 23 Common Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 18 Skylark, 21 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 1 Alba, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Chaffinch, 12 Goldfinch, 9 Siskin and 4 Linnet.
In the Long Nab area there were 7 Snipe, 30 Skylark, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Brambling, 16 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting and 1 Corn Bunting.
A Short-eared Owl was seen over South Bay, more Red-crested Pochard were found with two drakes on Wykeham South Lake where there were also 7 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall, 1 Goldeneye, 20 Wigeon, 8 Pochard, 8 Teal, 112 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe and 3 Great Crested Grebe while the pair of Red-crested Pochard were still at Burton Riggs where there were also 4 Gadwall, 1 Pochard and 1 Goosander.
On Johnson's Marsh there were 34 Teal and 4 Snipe.


Black-necked Grebe - South Bay - Terry Hobson

Black-necked Grebe - South Bay - Dave Mansell

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