Friday, 16 September 2016

Wednesday 14th September 2016

Migration watch; 06.00 – 11.25hrs and 17.10 – 19.00hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 34 Wigeon, 72 Teal + 14 south, 1 Tufted Duck, 34 Common Scoter + 1 south, 6 Red-throated Diver + 8 south, 1 Leach’s Petrel at 18.19hrs, 41 Fulmar, 3 Sooty Shearwater, 34 Manx Shearwater, 1 Shag, 6 Cormorant south, 1 Golden Plover south, 28 Ringed Plover south, 1 Turnstone south, 2 Common Gull south, 175 Kittiwake, 1 Little Gull, 1 1cy Mediterranean Gull, 5 Sandwich Tern south, 2 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Great Skua south, 1 Pomarine Skua south, 1 Arctic Skua + 2 south, 1 Puffin south, 2 Swallow south, 2 Flava in off, 2 Grey Wagtail south, 9 Meadow Pipit south and 1 Crossbill south.
In the Long Nab area were 1 Wheatear, 1 Whitethroat, 4 Goldcrest, 1 continental Song Thrush and 1 Stonechat.
Nine Black-tailed Godwit (a four and a five) paused briefly on Johnson’s Marsh where there were also 3 Shoveler and a Little Egret.
Migrants on Castle Hill included a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler.
At Wykeham South Lake there were 6 Grey Heron, 2 adult and 5 juvenile Egyptian Geese and a female Pintail.




Black-tailed Godwits - Johnson's Marsh - Terry Hobson

Continental Song Thrush - Long Nab - Chris Bradshaw

Stonechat - Long Nab - Chris Bradshaw

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