Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Saturday 27th February 2016

Migration watch; 07.05 – 10.20hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 2 Red-throated Diver + 1 south, 13 Fulmar + 2 south, 3 Gannet = 36 south, 3 Cormorant + 2 south, 110 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Shelduck south, 2 Eider, 10 Common Scoter, 2 Black-headed Gull south, 17 Common Gull + 20 south, 275 Herring Gull, 19 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Auk sp + 4 south, 1 Grey Wagtail and 7 Carrion Crow + 4 south.
The American Wigeon was still in situ and was joined by 2 Pintail. Seven Mediterranean Gull remained at Holbeck, single Jack Snipe, 31 Snipe, 5 Woodcock, 120 Golden Plover, 80 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 1 Curlew, 1 Egyptian Goose, 1 Shelduck, 1 Water Rail and 180 Fieldfare were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access), 36 Whooper Swan were on Sherburn Carr, 4 Ringed Plover and 2 Knot were in Cornelian Bay, a Green Sandpiper was on Willerby Carr and a Snipe was at Long Nab.

Whooper Swans - Chris Bradshaw

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