Thursday, 12 May 2016

Wednesday 11th May 2016

Migration watch; 06.30 – 11.30hrs and 15.00 – 17.15hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 6 Shelduck south,8 Common Scoter + 6 south, 1 Red-throated Diver, 25 Fulmar + 5 south, 2 Manx Shearwater, 3 Cormorant + 1 south, 1 Sparrowhawk south, 1 Buzzard, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 642 Kittiwake, 10 Common Gull + 7 south, 6 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 south, 6 Sandwich Tern + 35 south, 201 Auk sp + 448 south, 8 Carrion Crow + 14 south, 29 Swallow south, 1 Flava south and 6 Linnet + 2 south.
Migrants in the Long Nab area included 2 Wheatear and a Willow Warbler while further south 2 Whinchat and a Wheatear were near Scalby Lodge Pond where the Grey Plover was seen again.
Elsewhere a Wood Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit and 4 Greenshank were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) where 5 Arctic Tern flew east.
A further 37 Arctic Tern flew east/northeast through Wykeham South Lake in 3 flocks (10, 16 and 11), 3 Black-tailed Godwit flew north there at 09.16hrs and 12 Redshank flew northeast while on the Lake were 3 Sanderling, a Greenshank and 3 Pink-footed Geese. Yesterday’s Osprey was seen again there at 09.58hrs and 10.55hrs and a Marsh Harrier was seen nearby at 09.00hrs.
Near Straits Lane a Turtle Dove was seen while on the flood there were 13 Redshank, 1 Ringed and 1 Little Ringed Plover.
A Wood Sandpiper was found on Johnson’s Marsh in the evening.


Black-tailed Godwit - Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw

Greenshank - Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw

Arctic Tern - Wykeham South Lake - Chris Bradshaw

Turtle Dove - Straits Lane - Michael McNaghten

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