Friday 23 August 2013

Friday 23rd August 2013

The first east winds of the autumn had predictably got things going and grounded a few migrants in the coastal bushes, totals from Long Nab to Cornelian Bay were 1 Wheatear, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff and 39 Willow Warbler.
On the move (south unless stated) were 45 Teal + 122 north, 3 Ringed Plover, 13 Golden Plover, 19 Whimbrel, 6 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow and 1 Alba.
Elsewhere 5 Little Stints were found on Scalby Lodge Pond as well as 97 Teal, a female Garganey, 1 Wigeon, Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and a Greenshank. Ten Dunlin, a Ringed Plover and 2 Greenshank were on Flotmanby Carr, 110 Teal and 22 Common Scoter were in Jackson's Bay, a Little Egret, 30 Teal and a Greenshank were on Johnson's Marsh, a flock of 8 Common Sandpiper and 6 Mediterranean Gulls (2 adults, 3 3rd winters and 1 1st winter) were at Holbeck and 4 Whimbrel were with 38 Curlew roosting on South Cliff.

The 8 Common Sandpipers at Holbeck leaving to the south - Michael McNaghten

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