Sunday 7 October 2018

Sunday 7th October

The first Yellow-browed Warblers of autumn finally came with singles at Long Nab and Castle Hill. Good numbers of thrushes were arriving from mid morning to mid afternoon; 142 Redwings at Long nab, 95 at Castle Hill and 12 at Ravenscar. 40 Fieldfare were at Ravenscar, 27 at Long Nab and a single at Castle Hill. Bramblings included 8 through Long Nab and 3 at Ravenscar. Five Whooper Swans circled North Bay and left south. Jack Snipes were at Seamer tip and Long Nab where passage included 207 Pink-footed Geese, 247 Common Scoter, 8 Eiders, 6 Goosanders, single Sandwich and Arctic Terns, a Mediterranean Gull and four Snow Buntings moving south. A Garden Warbler and three Coal Tits were new in at the ringing plantation. The lingering Whimbrel was seen at Scalby Mills and fields at Long Nab today. The Water Rail was again at the Open Air Theatre. Single Eiders at Scalby Mills and Jackson’s Bay. A Wheatear was at Esplanade Gardens in South Bay. A Kingfisher at Burton Riggs.
Full counts for Long Nab here:-

Kingfisher and Moorhen Burton Riggs - Rose Habberley

Pink-footed Geese passing Long Nab - Nick Addey


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