Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Sunday 1st May 2016

Migration watch; 06.25 – 10.35hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 7 Greylag Geese + 1 north, 4 Shelduck north, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Fulmar north, 1 Grey Heron north, 30 Gannet + 43 north, 2 Cormorant + 11 north, 1 Buzzard, 2 Black-headed Gull north, 1 Common Gull + 8 north, 2 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 2 north, 13 Sandwich Tern + 1 north, 280 Auk sp + 1105 north, 39 Carrion Crow north, 1 Tree Pipit north, 5 Meadow Pipit north, 20 Sand Martin + 2 north, 11 Swallow + 7 north, 8 House Martin, 2 Starling north, 1 Wheatear in off and northwest, 2 Flava + 2 north, 2 Alba, 147 Linnet + 25 north and 19 Goldfinch + 1 north.
New in migrants at Long Nab included 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat and 1 Wheatear.
At Wykeham South Lake there were 3 Swift, singles of Common Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Knot and Yellow Wagtail, 6 Whitethroat were in song and a Cuckoo was heard near Darrell’s Low Farm.
A Common Sandpiper was on Burton Riggs, a Little Ringed Plover was on Harwood Dale Lake, a Cuckoo flew in off the sea at Knipe Point and at Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) were the first 2 Reed Warbler of the year, 8 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whimbrel and a Cuckoo.

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