31st October 2017

Last week of October summary:

23rd – From the Brigg, a Great Northern Diver north. At the Gap, 132 Tree Sparrow, 14 Brambling and 393 Siskin south, and single Twite and Lapland Bunting north.

24th – From the Brigg, a Little Auk south, 201 Starling in off and a flock of seven Grey Plover south. From the Gap, a Pallid Swift (also reported from the Country Park), 24 Whooper Swans, two Little Gulls, a Swallow, three Hawfinch, 546 Starlings and 102 Siskins south.

25th – From the Brigg, a single Mute Swan and Velvet Scoter south. At the Gap, eight Whooper Swans, two Swallows, 51 Pink-footed Geese, 91 Skylarks (and 22 north), 16 Bullfinch, 212 redpolls, 403 Siskins, 14 Yellowhammers (and five north) and a single House Martin south. At The Tip, a Ring Ouzel, 126 Redwings and 143 Blackbirds.

26th – From the Brigg, 89 Little Gulls present and 17 north. At The Gap, two Goosander and 65 Siskins south and 20 Little Gulls north.

27th – From the Brigg, a Pintail north, 12 Little Gulls, 254 Pink-feet and a Great Northern Diver south. At The Gap, a Great Grey Shrike north.

28th – From the Brigg, two each of Whooper and Mute Swan south. At The Gap, Three Great Skua south (and one north), one Arctic Skua south.

29th – From the Brigg, two Pomarine and one Arctic Skua south; three Manx Shearwater and six Goldeneye north, and single Long-tailed Duck and Great Northern Diver present. At The Gap, four Little Auks north.

30th – From the Brigg, an Arctic Skua north, and single Red-necked Grebe and Great Northern Diver present in the bay. At the Gap, 72 Skylarks and a Lapland Bunting north, and a Richard’s Pipit and a Twite south.

31st – From the Brigg, single Little Auks north and south, plus a Woodcock and two Little Gulls south. A Long-tailed Duck and a Red-breasted Merganser in the bay. At the Gap, nine Whooper Swans south.