Sunday 25 October 2015

Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th October 2015

The two Richard's Pipits and the Snow Bunting at Long Nab were the only noteworthy reports on the 24th.

Migration watch; 06.25 - 11.40hrs.
Amazingly yet another Richard's Pipit was found! This time heading south past Crook Ness at 09.33hrs, with both Richard's still in the fields near the Obs at Long Nab and the bird still at Hayburn Wyke it takes the autumns total to six birds!
A ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD flew north at Long Nab at 12.30hrs.
Also on the move at Long Nab (south unless stated) were 4 Red-throated Diver, 15 Gannet + 23 north, 16 Cormorant, 11 Whooper Swan, 2 Canada Geese, 1 Mallard, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Kestrel, 1 Merlin, 25 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, 298 Black-headed Gull + 5 north, 85 Common Gull + 2 north, 180 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 41 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 1 Alba, 1 Blackbird, 43 Starling, 11 Chaffinch, 13 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 68 Linnet, 1 Twite and 2 Redpoll sp.
In the Harbour there were 13 Purple Sandpiper and a Wheatear, 2 Snow Bunting were in Broxa Forest for the second day, a Stonechat was in Cornelian Bay, a Chiffchaff and a Brambling were at Cloughton Wyke, a Kingfisher and 350 Lapwing were on Flixton Carr, 180 Linnet were at Cromer Point, 66 Oystercatcher, a Grey Plover, 21 Ringed Plover, 18 Redshank and 14 Turnstone were in Jackson's Bay, a Great Crested Grebe and 116 Wigeon were at Scalby Mills and a Kingfisher was in the Open Air Theatre.

Richard's Pipit - Long Nab - John Harwood

Richard's Pipit - Long Nab - Dave Mansell

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