Thursday 19 November 2015

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Migration watch; 08.10 - 11.40hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 6 Red-throated Diver + 4 north, 1 Great Northern Diver, 72 Whooper Swan, 1 Greylag Goose, 11 Teal, 9 Common Scoter + 2 north, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Goosander north, 1 Pomarine Skua north, 1 Mediterranean Gull north, 7 Black-headed Gull + 13 north, 12 Common Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Kittiwake north and 149 Auk sp north.
A SHORE LARK was the highlight at Long Nab, the first in the district for at least 5 years. It favoured the area on the ridge just to the south of the Hut.
Also in the area were 2 Snipe, 20 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Snow Bunting and a Short-eared Owl.
Elsewhere 2 Black-necked Grebe remained in the Harbour as did the Black Redstart, Purple Sandpiper numbers increased to 38, a juvenile Whooper Swan, 5 Tufted Duck, a Goosander and a Grey Wagtail were at the Mere, a Kingfisher was seen at Folkton and 18 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 7 Goldeneye and a drake Red-crested Pochard were the highlights at Wykeham South Lake.
In the Seamer Tip area there were 7 Gadwall and 4 Shoveler while 2 Little Egret were on Seamer Mead. Three Whooper Swans flew west over Burton Riggs.

Shore Lark - Long Nab - Nick Addey

Shore Lark - Long Nab - Michael McNaghten

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