Friday, 9 September 2016

Thursday 8th September 2016

Migration watch; 06.45 – 11.00hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 36 Teal, 1 Shoveler, 12 Common Scoter + 32 north, 6 Red-throated Diver, 37 Fulmar +15 north, 3 Cormorant + 13 north, 9 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Turnstone, 2 Sanderling, 14 Black-headed Gull + 2 north, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 juvenile Little Gull, 29 Sandwich Tern + 1 north, 1 juvenile Roseate Tern (past Long Nab at 08.37 and past Marine Drive at 08.55), 16 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Skua north, 4 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 27 Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Flava, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Alba, 753 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 56 Linnet + 4 north and 5 Goldfinch.
In the Long Nab area there were 7 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Goldcrest and 1 Tawny Owl.
At Wykeham South Lake there were 5 Wigeon, 25 Coot, 2 Pochard, a Peregrine, 12 Lapwing and 8 Tufted Duck. A White Wagtail was in North Bay, 24 Mistle Thrush, a Yellow Wagtail, a Kingfisher were on Star Carr where a Crossbill flew south, a Red Kite flew over Crossgates at 10.55hrs, the Shoveler was on Johnson’s Marsh where 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpiper paused briefly before leaving south during the evening, a 1cy Caspian Gull was at Scalby Mills where there were 2 juvenile Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Sanderling, 26 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 12 Teal, 23 Sandwich tern and 3 Common Tern were in Jackson’s Bay.

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