Friday, 26 August 2016

Tuesday 23rd August 2016

Migration watch; 09.15 – 10.45hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 6 Fulmar north, 4 Cormorant north, 10 Oystercatcher, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Redshank, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 27 Sandwich Tern north, 2 Common Tern north, 1 Swift, 1 Flava, 6 Meadow Pipit, 6 Swallow and 39 House Martin.
In the Long Nab area there were 120 House Martin, 11 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, 60 Linnet and 35 Goldfinch.
On Castle Hill there were a minimum of 45 Willow Warbler grounded while in Jackson’s Bay there were 3 Sanderling, 2 Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel, 24 Ringed Plover, 7 Dunlin and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull. The Wigeon was still on Johnson’s Marsh.


Willow Warbler - Castle Hill - Michael McNaghten

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