Thursday 4 September 2014

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

06.30 - 14.40hrs and 18.00 - 18.50hrs.
A good day for passage produced a great Meadow Pipit count for such an early date and a decent Swallow movement which was abruptly ended just as they were really picking up when a thick sea fret rolled in!
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Fulmar, 2 Shag, 1 Marsh Harrier at 12.30hrs, 5 Oystercatcher, 5 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Tern north, 119 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 2 Grey Wagtail, 5 Flava, 1754 Meadow Pipit, 608 Swallow, 171 House Martin, 6 Sand Martin, 2 Carrion Crow, 24 Goldfinch and 3 Linnet.
Migrants seen between Ravenscar and South Cliff were as follows; 5 Grey Wagtail (Long Nab, Cromer Point, 3 Scalby Beck), 1 Redstart (Ravenscar), 4 Whinchat (3 Ravenscar, 1 South Cliff), 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 15 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcap, 1 Reed Warbler, 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Pied Flycatcher (Castle Hill) and 3 Goldcrest.
On Scalby Lodge Pond there were 29 Teal, a Ringed Plover, a Redshank and 2 Dunlin, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 57 Lapwing and a Ruff were on Wykeham South Lake, 2 Mute Swan, a Shelduck, 5 Wigeon, the Greenshank and a Kingfisher were at Scalby Mills, the 1st year Caspian Gull from 26th August was again in the same field by Crook Ness along with 2,500+ Herring Gull, and Willow Tits seemed to be on the move with 2 trapped at Stoupe Brow and another, unringed bird, seen in Hundale.

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