Sunday 6 October 2013

Sunday 6th October 2013

The Highlights from this mornings Pelagic were few and far between and for some it could have been the fry up breakfast afterwards!
It was however nice to see Pink-footed Geese passage from a different perspective and two Darvic ringed Great Black-backed Gulls gave the photographers a challenge, keeping an eye on where they were and getting a shot with all the digits visible, but both were photographed and are both from the same Norwegian ringing project, details to follow soon.
There was a trickle of passage through the day, most of which was seen from on board, on the move (south unless stated) were 7 Red-throated Diver + 3 north, 89 Gannet, 530 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser north, 6 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Skua, 1 Little Gull, 37 Black-headed Gull + 83 north, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 7 Guillemot, 9 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp, 10 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 37 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 7 Goldfinch and 9 Linnet.
Migrants seen throughout the day were 12 Skylark, 90 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting
On the Mere were 1 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull and a Kingfisher, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Shoveler, 9 Teal and 9 Wigeon were on Johnson's Marsh and 9 Mediterranean Gull were at Holbeck.

Adult Great Black-backed Gull, Scarborough Pelagic - Michael McNaghten

Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull, Scarborough Pelagic - Michael McNaghten

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