Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday 9th September 2016

Migration watch; 06.25 – 14.10hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 1 Shelduck, 8 Teal north, 2 Red-breasted Merganser north, 1 Red-throated Diver, 34 Fulmar + 11 north, 550 Gannet, 2 Cormorant north, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Marsh Harrier, 12 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Turnstone, 51 Kittiwake north, 54 Black-headed Gull + 1 north, 4 Common Gull + 1 north, 54 Great Black-backed Gull + 3 north, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 1 north, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern north, 2 Arctic Skua north, 7 Auk sp north, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Swift, 1 Peregrine, 3 Skylark, 5 Sand Martin, 33 Swallow, 22 Tree Sparrow, 1 Flava north, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Alba, 1207 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Chaffinch, 87 Linnet, 31 Goldfinch and 1 Reed Bunting.
Another 1cy Caspian Gull was found, this time at Wykeham South Lake where there was also a ringed Plover. Yesterday’s Caspian Gull at Scalby Mills was possibly seen again but quickly flew off south, also there was a 1cy Yellow-legged Gull and 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull.
In Jackson’s Bay there were 7 Bar-tailed Godwit, 6 Dunlin and 19 Ringed Plover, 15 Grey Heron, 2 Wigeon and a Shoveler were on Johnson’s Marsh, a Bar-tailed Godwit was in North Bay and 29 Teal, a Snipe and a Yellow Wagtail were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access).

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