Saturday, 7 May 2016

Thursday 5th May 2016

Migration watch; 07.15 – 12.15hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Greylag Geese, 1 Cormorant + 4 north, 2 Marsh Harriers, a male at 09.20hrs and a female at 11.55hrs, 1 Whimbrel north, 2 Black-headed Gull, 15 Swift, 14 Carrion Crow north, 34 Sand Martin, 66 Swallow, 28 House Martin, 10 Flava + 2 north, 1 Tree Pipit north, 69 Linnet, 23 Goldfinch and 1 Siskin.
In the Long Nab area were 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redstart and 2 Wheatear.
Elsewhere 2 Dunlin were near Cromer Point, Common Sandpipers were at Harwood Dale Lake and on Rudda Road Flash, a Cuckoo was at Harwood Dale, 2 Mandarin, 2 Garden Warbler and a Redstart were in Forge Valley and more Swifts arrived with a minimum of 30 over Old Town.

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