Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Monday 2nd May 2016

Migration watch; 06.45 – 12.55hrs and 15.05 – 17.10hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Eider north, 1 Red-throated Diver + 1 north, 23 Fulmar + 5 north, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Cormorant, 1 Osprey north at 15.55hrs, 4 Oystercatcher north, 1 Golden Plover north, 6 Whimbrel north, 1 Dunlin north, 9 Black-headed Gull, 9 Common Gull + 4 north, 26 Great Black-backed Gull + 2 north, 1 4th CY Iceland Gull north at 16.46hrs, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 3 north, 266 Sandwich Tern + 8 north, 4 Swift, 8 Carrion Crow, 10 Sand Martin, 35 Swallow + 6 north, 4 House Martin + 1 north, 1 Wheatear in off and northwest, 6 Flava, 2 Alba, 29 Linnet + 5 north and 10 Goldfinch + 1 north.
Migrants in the Long Nab area included a Ring Ouzel that left high north west, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat and 18 Wheatear.
Elsewhere a Marsh Harrier flew north over Cayton Carr at 11.20hrs, the first Turtle Dove of the year was at Staintondale, 2 Tree Pipit were singing by Causeway Lake and Wykeham, a Common Sandpiper, a Wheatear and 6 Siskin were at Cloughton Wyke and a Swift was seen over Old Town.


Greenland Wheatear - Long Nab - Chris Bell

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