Saturday, 17 September 2016

Friday 16th September 2016

Migration watch; 06.45 – 12.15hrs and 15.30 – 19.05hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 547 Wigeon + 98 south, 4 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 17 Pintail + 14 south, 606 Teal + 58 south, 453 Common Scoter + 38 south, 2 Red-throated Diver + 23 south, 1 Sooty Shearwater south, 7 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater at 16.15hrs, 3 Grey Heron, 337 Gannet + 21 south, 1 Shag south, 16 Cormorant + 4 south, 56 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 3 Grey Plover, 2 Ringed Plover south, 1 Curlew, 17 Redshank, 1 Turnstone south, 19 Dunlin, 3 Black-headed Gull + 7 south, 6 Common Gull south, 14 Sandwich Tern south, 1 Common Tern, 2 Great Skua south, 12 Arctic Skua south, 1 juvenile Long-tailed Skua south at 10.05hrs, 6 Auk sp + 160 south, 1 Puffin south, 1 Kestrel south, 1 Sand Martin and 10 Meadow Pipit south.
Present at Long Nab were 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Wheatear and a Siskin.
Two Curlew Sandpiper dropped in to Wykeham South Lake where there were also 42 Coot and 4 Great Crested Grebe, a Bar-tailed Godwit was in South Bay, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrest were along Marine Drive and a Hobby was seen over Flixton.

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