Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Monday 23rd November 2015

Migration watch; 07.20 - 9.55hrs.
Another decrease in offshore action but still a productive November day!
On the move (north unless stated) were 5 Red-throated Diver + 3 south, 1 Black-throated Diver, 7 Gannet + 8 south, 1 Cormorant + 3 south, 3 Shag + 1 south, 3 Mallard south, 1 Eider, 4 Goldeneye + 1 south, 1 Goosander, 1 Pomarine Skua, 4 Black-headed Gull + 6 south, 4 Common Gull + 42 south, 1 Kittwake and 57 Auk sp.
In the Long Nab area there were 48 Golden Plover, 3 Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 60 Linnet, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Lapland Bunting, 15 Yellowhammer and 13 Reed Bunting.
Scalby Lodge Pond attracted 34 Teal, 10 Wigeon, 2 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 26 Pied Wagtail and 55+ Starling, Scalby Mills was very quiet however a Black-throated Diver was out in North Bay.
The only Little Auk of the day was seen off Marine Drive as were 3 Red-throated Diver and 12 Shag.
The Harbour held 4 Black-necked Grebe and a smart juvenile Iceland Gull in the afternoon only.
Yesterdays Black-throated Diver was still in South Bay, a Red Kite flew east over Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) at 11.35hrs, 2 Whooper Swan, Little Egret, Goosander, Pintail, 6 Dunlin, 40 Lapwing, 32 Teal, 700+ Common Gull, 300+ Starling and 7 Egyptian Geese (including three surviving juveniles) and a Willow Tit was at Seamer Tip as were 40 Linnet and a Woodcock.


Iceland Gull - Harbour - Steve Wignill, the nice November run continues.

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