Monday, 23 November 2015

Sunday 22nd November 2015

Migration watch; 07.10 - 12.20hrs.
A slower day over the sea but still interesting.
On the move (north unless stated) were 48 Red-throated Diver + 11 south, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver south, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 39 Gannet + 5 south, 12 Cormorant + 173 north, 6 Shag south, 1 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Shelduck, 21 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 22 Mallard + 2 south, 16 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 153 Common Scoter, 32 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 60 Dunlin, 18 Black-headed Gull + 21 south, 38 Common Gull + 16 south, 24 Kittiwake, 3 Razorbill, 594 Auk sp + 6 south, 69 Little Auk + 1 south, 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Starling + 5 north.
The area around the Harbour and South Bay produced many birds during the day with the highlights being 2 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Black-necked Grebe, a Black-throated Diver, a Teal and 8 Little Auk.
In off the sea there were 4 Starling, 2 Blackbird and a Snipe.
On Burton Riggs there were 15 Cormorant, 12 Gadwall and 4 Shoveler were at Seamer Tip, 10 Golden Plover were at Rudda Road Flash with another 16 at Long Nab.
Two Red-crested Pochard were at Wykeham South Lake and 16 Golden Plover were in the fields there.



Little Auk - Harbour - Michael McNaghten

Little Auks - Harbour - Michael McNaghten


Little Auk pausing along Marine Drive - Michael McNaghten

Black-necked Grebe - Harbour - Michael McNaghten

Black-throated Diver - South Bay - Terry Hobson

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