Thursday 2 June 2016

Monday 30th May 2016

Migration watch; 06.45 – 11.40hrs.
The year’s first Quail was singing on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) and is the 200th species to be recorded in the Scarborough area in 2016.
Also there were a female Marsh Harrier, single Greenshank and Oystercatcher and 14 Lapwing. At Harwood Dale Lake there were 2 Wigeon and a Pink-footed Goose, a Ringed Plover and 2 Little Ringed Plover were at Wykeham South Lake, 7 singing Corn Bunting were counted between Yeddingham and West Heslerton and 15 fledged Grey Heron were at Scampstone.
On the move (north unless stated) were 7 Common Scoter + 33 south, 128 Fulmar + 2 south, 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Cormorant, 9 Common Gull + 2 south, 8 Great Black-backed Gull + 1 south, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern + 31 south, 1250 Auk sp, 14 Puffin, 4 Swift and 1 Swallow.
The 2 Red-breasted Merganser were still on the sea off Long Nab.

Red-breasted Mergansers off Long Nab - Nick Addey

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