Tuesday 7 October 2014

Thursday 25th September - Sunday 5th October 2014

On the 25th passage at Long Nab included 4 Teal north, 1 Arctic Skua south, 32 Little Gull south + 3 north, 1 Kittiwake south + 14 north and 2 auk sp north.
On the 27th 4 Dunlin, 3 Sanderling and 1 Ringed Plover were in North Bay, a Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper were at Scalby Mills, a Marsh Harrier flew east over Cayton with another seen at Wykeham South Lake where there were also 2 Great Crested Grebe, 200 Greylag Geese, 25 Coot, 15+ Common Buzzard, 2 Redshank and 3 Turnstone.
In Jackson's Bay on 28th were 5 Ringed Plover, 14 Dunlin and 2 Sanderling and 7 Ringed Plover, 16 Redshank and a Greenshank were at Scalby Mills.
A Sedge Warbler at Scalby Lodge Pond was the highlight of the 29th, also 2 Manx Shearwater flew south and 40 Common Scoter flew north off Long Nab.
Wheatears were seen at Scalby Mills on 30th September and in the Harbour on the 2nd October.
On the 3rd 30 Skylark, 10 Tree Sparrow and a Reed Bunting were at Scalby Lodge, 14 Moorhen and 6 Teal were on Johnson's Marsh and 104 Wigeon and 12 Teal were at Scalby Mills.
Highlights south past Long Nab on 4th included 1 Manx Shearwater, 1004 Gannet, 27 Common Scoter, 1 Arctic Skua, 46 Little Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 20 Kittiwake and 150 Auk sp.
Passage on the 5th (south unless stated) included 8 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Manx Shearwater + 1 north, 2 Whooper Swan, 7 Teal north, 5 Common Scoter + 45 north and 1 Great Skua. Up to 400 Little Gull were feeding off Long Nab.

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