Friday, 26 August 2016

Thursday 25th August 2016

Migration watch; 07.50 – 11.20hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 46 Fulmar + 64 north, 5 Manx Shearwater north, 1 Sooty Shearwater north, 1 Balearic Shearwater at 10.06hrs, 9 Cormorant + 23 north, 2 Mallard north, 128 Teal + 90 north, 5 Wigeon + 15 north, 20 Common Scoter + 67 north, 1 Golden Plover north, 6 Ringed Plover north, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Bar-tailed Godwit in off and northwest, 12 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turnstone, 1 Whimbrel + 2 in off and north west, 1 Curlew north, 2 Arctic Skua north, 1 Great Skua north, 1 Common Gull + 3 north, 48 Great Black-backed Gull north, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 1 juvenile Caspian Gull north at 09.58hrs, 29 Common Tern north, 33 Sandwich Tern north, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Flava, 4 Swallow north and 2 Goldfinch.
On Castle Hill there were 16 Willow Warbler (4 of which arrived in off), 1 Whitethroat in the 'booted'plantation and 2 Grey Wagtail.
In the Long Nab area were a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 9 Whitethroat, 1 Whinchat and 1 Tree Pipit.
At Holbeck there were 5 Mediterranean Gull and a Cuckoo was the highlight at Wykeham South Lake where there were also 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper and 14 Teal.


Fresh in Willow Warbler in the 'booted' plantation - Michael McNaghten

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