Wednesday 25 September 2019

Wednesday 25th September

The Garganey was still at the jet ski area of Seamer Road Mere today, and the Red-crested Pochard was still at Seamer Tip Pool. A Grey Plover, a Bar-tailed Godwit and a Common Tern were seen in Jackson's Bay, and a Black Redstart was seen at the south end of Crook Ness beach. At Johnson's Marsh there were 17 Wigeon, 9 Teal and a Curlew. A Yellow-browed Warbler was spotted on the south side of the castle, while on South Cliff there was a Tree Pipit, a Redstart, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Marsh Tits. Highlights from the sea watch at Long Nab include 15 Red-throated Divers, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, an Arctic Tern, 3 Knot, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 65 Wigeon, 38 Common Gulls and a Yellow Wagtail all heading south, plus 42 Common Scoter heading north. 17 Skylarks were behind the observatory, 2 Stonechats were in the cover Scrape, and 6 Reed Buntings were in the hedgerow.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Juvenile male Garganey - Brett Richards

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