Sunday, 22 May 2016

Friday 20th - Saturday 21st May 2016

A quiet few days. Highlights on the 20th were…

Migration watch; 18.20 – 19.20hrs.
On the move south were 1 Red-throated Diver, 11 Swallow and 8 Linnet.
A Short-eared Owl was in hunting along Rocks Lane, Long Nab and a Common Sandpiper was seen off Crook Ness.
Elsewhere 5 Turtle Dove were at Malton Cote, 2 male Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck and 2 Egyptian Geese were at Wykeham South Lake and 2 Dunlin were on Scalby Lodge Pond.

The 21st produced the following…
Migration watch; 05.35 – 10.45hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Red-throated Diver north, 1 Great Northern Diver north, 18 Fulmar + 12 north, 1 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher + 3 north, 1 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull + 4 north, 18 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 72 Sandwich Tern + 2 north, 2 Puffin, 1 Kestrel, 6 Sand Martin, 49 Swallow, 8 House Martin, 7 Starling, 9 Linnet and 2 Goldfinch.
A Wood Sandpiper was on Scalby Lodge Pond before leaving north at 10.00hrs, a Cuckoo was at Helwath Beck and a Snipe was displaying over Jugger Howe.

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