Tuesday 27 August 2013

Tuesday 27th August 2013

Plenty of new migrants were discovered during the day, the Castle was particularly active with 1 Dunlin! 1 Redstart, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler 1 Pied Flycatcher and 2 Spotted Flycatcher.
Other totals were 14 Whinchat (11 Long Nab, 1 South Cliff, 2 Seamer Tip), 3 Wheatear, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler (Long Nab), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (South Cliff), 3 Willow Warbler and 18 Chifchaff.
On the move south were 3 Barnacle Goose, 4 Common Tern, 16 Swallow, 1 Flava and 5 Linnet.
The Curlew roost on South Cliff numbered 48, a Wigeon was on Seamer Tip, 2 Greenshank were on Johnson's Marsh and a Merlin was seen near the Mast at Ravenscar.

Of interest a Clouded Yellow was seen at Seamer Tip.

Lesser Whitethroat, Castle Hill - Michael McNaghten

Spotted Flycatcher, Castle Hill - Michael McNaghten

Dunlin near the steps to the Castle - Michael McNaghten



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