Sunday, 7 August 2016

Saturday 6th August 2016

Migration watch; 09.15 – 10.15hrs and 19.55 – 20.45hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 4 Teal south, 3 Common Scoter, 8 Fulmar, 10 Cormorant + 2 south, 1 Oystercatcher + 7 south, 3 Curlew, 18 Black-headed Gull south, 2 Mediterranean Gull (1 adult and 1 juvenile), 1 Common Gull + 3 south, 2 Great Black-backed Gull south, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Tern south, 1 Arctic Skua south1 Swift, 1 Sand Martin south, 61 Swallow, 4 Alba, 12 Linnet south and 3 Goldfinch south.
The 2nd Osprey of the autumn was found fishing at Ellerburn Trout farm where it remained for most of the day, the juvenile Little Ringed Plover was still at Ravenscar as were 2 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Willow Warbler, 13 Mandarin were on Harwood Dale Lake and a Bar-tailed Godwit and 3 Whimbrel were in Cornelian Bay.


Osprey - Ellerburn Trout farm - Graham Sigsworth

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