Thursday 6 October 2016

Wednesday 5th October 2016

Migration watch; 10.30 – 18.30hrs.
On the move (south unless stated) were 4 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Cormorant, 1 Swallow, 3 Starling, 11 Meadow Pipit, 1 Redpoll sp and 1 Siskin.
Ion the Long Nab area were 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 14 Goldcrest, 3 Redwing, 38 Song Thrush, 23 Robin, 4 Brambling, 40 Linnet and 7 Reed Bunting.
The highlight of the day was the discovery of Scarborough’s 3rd ever RADDE’S WARBLER on the north side of Castle Hill. Unfortunately it didn’t play ball, only showing for one other observer and giving a few calls throughout the day.
On Castle Hill there were 40 redwing, 34 Song Thrush, 15 Blackbird, 60 Robin, a Whinchat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 45 Goldcrest, 3 Brambling and 1 Siskin. A Whimbrel flew south there early morning.

Some added frustration to the day was the briefest of glimpses of a Bluetail on a private area at Long Nab, unfortunately it never gave good enough views for it to be clinched.

Record shot of the Radde's Warbler - Michael McNaghten

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