19th September 2016

Barn Owl (John Page)

Barn Owl (John Page)

A quieter couple of days, with today’s highlight being a Long-tailed Skua on the sea off the Brigg this morning (JP, CW) and a Great Northern Diver off Hunmanby Gap.

Wheatear (Mike Cole)

Wheatear (Mike Cole)

Yesterday, visible migration in the morning involed small numbers of Siskins, Redpolls, Chaffinches and Tree Sparrows, a Redstart was trapped in Top Scrub, a White-fronted Goose joined the feral Greylags at the Dams (HJW et al.), while a female-type Red-crested Pochard with apparent hybrid influence joined the Mallards. Also there were a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, a Hobby over (MJP), four Ruff, ten Curlew, a Green Sandpiper and five Snipe. A Spotted Flycatcher and a Barn Owl were near Seadale caravan site, and single Wheatears are at several sites; six Sooty Shearwaters and three Arctic Skuas were the best of the sea.

White-fronted Goose (Will Scott)

White-fronted Goose (Will Scott)