Wednesday 6 September 2017

Monday 4th September 2017

A possible Greenish Warbler was heard on Castle Hill on the north side of the archway at about 15.30 in association with a Tit flock but unfortunately the bird wasn’t seen.

A few Swifts are still hanging on in the area with 1 over Cornelian Ravine, 4 over North Marine Drive with about 50 hirundines and this evening a single over Crossgates and 8 over Valley Road.

At Long Nab today the variety was good with highlights including 13 Wigeon (5 S, 8 N), 3 Shoveler (S), 3 Pintail (S), 331 Teal (194 S, 137 N), 5 Tufted Duck (S), a Velvet Scoter (N), 195 Common Scoter (14 S, 181 N), 4 Red-throated Divers (2 S, 2 N), a Golden Plover (N), 2 Ringed Plover (S), a Snipe (S), 8 Bar-tailed Godwits (N), 5 Whimbrel (S), 5 Curlew (4 S, 1 N), 4 Sandwich Terns (2 S, 2 N), 10 Common Terns (S), a Great Skua (S), a Swift (S), 4 Swallows (S), a House Martin (S), a Meadow Pipit (S) and a Tree Pipit (S), also in the area were a Willow Warbler, 7 Whitethroats and a couple of Wheatears.

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