Saturday 6 October 2018

Saturday 6th October

The day started with rain and northerly winds and an increase in birds, mostly ducks, moving north past Long Nab. Highlights there included 8 Pintail, 4 Pochard, 2 Goosanders, 494 Common Scoters, 26 Red-throated and two Great Northern Divers, a Sooty Shearwater, Mediterranean Gull, three Sandwich and one Common Tern plus a Short-eared Owl flying high south. Sixteen Barnacle Geese were feeding in the stubble fields. A Redwing and two Chiffchaffs were in Crook Ness gully. Elsewhere Scalby Mills had a Mediterranean Gull, Goldeneye, Teal and 24 Wigeon. 80 Oystercatchers, 16 Redshank were in Jackson’s Bay and a Wheatear, 12 Skylarks and 30 Meadow Pipits were at Cromer Point. A Water Rail was at the Open Air Theatre behind the stage. At Seamer tip pool; adult Mediterranean Gull, 5 Gadwall and a Wigeon. The Dunlin remains at Johnson’s Marsh. At Wykeham South Lake there were two drake Pochard and 15 Wigeon.
Full counts at Long nab here:-

Sandwich Tern past Long Nab - Nick Addey

Barnacle Geese at Long Nab - Nick Addey



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