Thursday, 5 May 2016

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Migration watch; 07.05 – 14.00hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Greylag Geese north, 2 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 23 Sandwich Tern + 4 north, 2 Swift, 6 Carrion Crow north, 203 Sand Martin, 158 Swallow + 3 north, 62 House Martin, 30 Flava, 124 Linnet and 34 Goldfinch.
A Short-eared Owl arrived in off the sea, a singing Blackcap was new in Hundale as was a Willow Warbler and 9 Whitethroat and 2 Wheatear were also seen.
On Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) there was the first Garden Warbler of the year, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Little Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, a Snipe, 5 Reed Warbler and 3 Wigeon, an Osprey flew north over Castle Hill at 15.40hrs, 23 Whimbrel and a 2CY Mediterranean Gull were in Cornelian Bay and good numbers of Swifts arrived throughout the area including double figures over Old Town.

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