Thursday, 19 May 2016

Monday 16th May 2016

Migration watch; 08.00 – 15.00hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 3 Common Scoter, 1 Osprey at 10.40hrs, 2 Buzzard south, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 15 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Skua at 10.05hrs, the first of the year, 1 Stock Dove south, 3 Swift, 1 Peregrine, 14 Carrion Crow, 66 Swallow south, 2 Greenfinch south, 11 Linnet + 18 south, 3 Goldfinch south.
In the Long Nab area there were 42 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Wheatear.
Five Eider, including 3 drakes, were a surprise on Wykeham South Lake, first found at 08.30hrs they remained all day.
Elsewhere a Hobby was seen at Taylor Way, a single Turtle Dove was at Malton Cote while 4 were noted at Haw Dale.

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