Monday, 16 May 2016

Sunday 15th May 2016

Migration watch; 06.25 – 11.50hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 1 Greylag Goose, 3 Goosander, 89 Fulmar +2 south, 12 Manx Shearwater, 1 Shag south, 1 Cormorant + 6 north, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel + 3 south, 1 Dunlin, 649 Kittiwake, 1 Black-headed Gull, 14 Common Gull + 3 south, 33 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Sandwich Tern + 7 south, 3 Common Tern, 1454 Auk sp, 8 Puffin, 7 Carrion Crow + 6 south, 1 Sand Martin south, 39 Swallow south, 1 Flava south and 8 Linnet south.
News in migrants at Long Nab were a Chiffchaff, 2 Wheatear and a Ring Ouzel.
The GREAT EGRET was seen again at Wykeham South Lake dropping onto Causeway Lake.
Elsewhere a Goldeneye and a Common Sandpiper were at Burton Riggs, a Little Ringed Plover was on Star Carr with another on the flood by Straits Lane.
The first Nightjar of the year was heard in Harwood Dale Forest during the evening.

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