Thursday, 6 October 2016

Tuesday 4th October 2016

Migration watch; 06.30 – 15.10hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 3 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 77 Wigeon, 2 Mallard, 12 Teal + 4 south, 8 Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar south, 1 Cormorant south, 3 Swallow south, 1 Alba south, 8 Meadow Pipit south, 18 Redpoll sp south and 1 Siskin south.
In the Long Nab area were 7 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Jack Snipe, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Firecrest, 25 Goldcrest, 5 Blackbird, 15 Redwing, 25 Song Thrush, 18 Robin, 1 Wheatear, 4 Brambling, 2 Reed Bunting and 7 Lapland Bunting.
Elsewhere Scarborough’s second ever LITTLE BUNTING was discovered at 12.58hrs almost a year to the day (6th October 2015 was the first) and was remarkably found in exactly the same bush, round the Marine Drive Wall, Castle Hill.
Unfortunately, just like the previous bird, it only showed to the finder and soon disappeared!
Also on Castle Hill there were 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Brambling and a Whinchat.
A single Yellow-browed Warbler remained on the Crescent.

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