Wednesday 11 May 2016

Tuesday 10th May 2016

Migration watch; 10.30 – 13.20hrs and 18.10 – 21.00hrs.
The highlight of the day was the discovery of Scarborough’s fourth ORTOLAN in Crook Ness at a little after 10.30hrs. It remained there until 10.44hrs when it flew off north. Despite searching it wasn’t re-found.
On the move (north unless stated) were 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 1 Carrion Crow and 18 Swallow south.
A Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper were both present at Long Nab but there was no other evidence of newly arrived migrants there.
A Wheatear was at Cromer Point, 2 Grey Plover were on the flood north of Cromer Point Pond while another was on Scalby Lodge Pond. The Stone Curlew wasn’t seen but out on Star Carr/Seamer Mead were 2 Wheatear, a Greenshank and a Little Egret and on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) were 8 Greenshank, a Wood Sandpiper and a Black-tailed Godwit.

Ortolan Bunting - Crook Ness - Michael McNaghten

Ortolan Bunting - Crook Ness - Michael McNaghten

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