Thursday, 26 May 2016

Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th May 2016

Another quiet few days.
The 23rd produced a drake Mandarin on Wykeham South Lake, a Reed Warbler was singing at Seamer Tip and a Little Grebe was on Johnson’s Marsh.
The first juvenile Great Crested Grebe was seen on Burton Riggs and flocks of Starlings at Taylor Way (80) and Scalby Lodge (70) were made up of a high percentage of juveniles.

The 24th was a completely blank day with no reports however seen on the 24th were….
Migration watch; 06.25 – 11.20hrs and 18.1 – 19.10hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 2 Wigeon, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver south, 193 Fulmar, 72 Manx Shearwater, 211 Gannet + 308 south, 1 Cormorant + 1 south, 1 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 581 Kittiwake, 1 Common Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Sandwich Tern + 3 south, 3 Arctic Skua, 1293 Auk sp + 139 south and 47 Puffin + 1 south.
Nine young Shelduck remained on Scalby Lodge Pond where there were also 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull.

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