Thursday, 21 July 2016

Wednesday 20th July 2016

Migration watch; 04.45 – 14.20hrs and 18.20 – 19.20hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Wigeon, 2 Mallard north, 47 Teal + 19 north, 1 drake Pochard north, 3 Tufted Duck, 83 Common Scoter + 506 north, 1 Red-throated Diver north, 14 Fulmar + 13 north, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Manx Shearwater + 3 north, 1345 Gannet, 1 Shag north, 6 Cormorant north, 2 Avocet at 05.23hrs, 3 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew, 26 Redshank, 2 Turnstone, 69 Knot, 22 Sanderling, 57 Dunlin, 203 Black-headed Gull + 300 north, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull north. 11 Common Gull + 2 north, 10 Sandwich Tern + 28 north, 4 Common Tern north, 11 Puffin + 10 north, 131 Swift, 29 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow and 2 Flava.
Between Scalby Nab and Long Nab were 5 juvenile Stonechat while 80+ Sand Martin remained around the colony in Jackson’s Bay.


Juvenile Stonechat - Scalby Nab - Michael McNaghten
Black-tailed Godwits passing south at Long Nab - Michael McNaghten

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