Friday 4 October 2019

Friday 4th October

A Great Crested Grebe and a Red-throated Diver were seen off Marine Drive early this morning. At Wykeham South Lake there were 53 Coot, 15 Tufted Duck and 2 Great Crested Grebes. 80+ Little Gulls were feeding 1-2 miles off Long Nab, and 2 Merlins were hunting near Crook Ness. A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Blackcap and a Lesser Whitethroat (probably blythi) were present at the Long Nab ringing site, where 70 Starlings, a Brambling and 9 Redwings flew in off the sea. Other sightings from Long Nab included 514 Wigeon, 241 Teal, 9 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck,3 Manx Shearwaters, 29 Dunlin, 169 Little Gulls, 11 Common Terns and an Arctic Tern, all flying north. A Yellow-browed Warbler was also in a garden above Cayton Bay, together with a Treecreeper.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Yellow-browed Warbler - Chris Bull

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