Friday 5 June 2015

Friday 5th June 2015

Migration watch; 06.45 - 12.35hrs.
The highlight of the day was the discovery of Scarborough's third BLACK KITE, it was seen from the Wykeham Raptor viewpoint during the afternoon where it eventually drifted off south. The last record was almost 20 years ago to the day and from the same location!
On the coast things were once again disappointing despite promising conditions however the first decent Swift passage was noted.
On the move at Long Nab (south unless stated) were 4 Manx Shearwater, 3 Cormorant, 99 Common Scoter + 8 north, 2 Dunlin, 2 Curlew, 2 Black-headed Gull + 1 north, 1 Common Gull + 2 north, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 24 Sandwich Tern + 23 north, 3 Arctic Tern, 5 Puffin + 26 north, 175 Swift, 5 Sand Martin, 36 Swallow and 39 House Martin.
Elsewhere 4 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Geese, 1 Shelduck, 2 Shoveler and 3 Yellow Wagtail were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access), the Little Egret was seen again on Johnson's Mash and 3 Honey Buzzard were on view at the Wykeham Raptor viewpoint.

Black Kite- Wykeham Raptor viewpoint - Dave Mansell

Black Kite -Wykeham Raptor viewpoint - Dave Mansell

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