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July 2016 Sightings

23rd July 2016 - Saturday

A bright start clouded up in the afternoon with a force 1-3 SE-N wind.
Migration Watch: 0545-1130, 1340-1440.

The Red necked Phalarope was seen early morning only till 5.30am. Otherwise there was a steady passage of waders offshore.
Birds on the move south today unless stated were 49 Common Scoter, 1 Marsh Harrier, 62 Oystercatcher, 68 Sanderling, 10 Knot, 59 Whimbrel, 23 Redshank, 5 Turnstone, 16 Little Gull, 1 Arctic Skua, 63 Swift, 36 Sand Martin, 46 Swallow.
Other bits of interest was 1 Shoveler, 1 Eider chalk bank, 102 Oystercatcher at chalk bank, 1 Little ringed Plover, 7000 Dunlin and 400 Knot beacon ponds, 2 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpiper and 1 Wood Sandpiper on Holderness field, 520 Sandwich Tern, 27 Common Tern, 1 Barn Owl Kilnsea Wetlands and 10 Yellow Wagtail on clubleys.


Ringing: 3 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 2 Great Tit, 1 Goldfinch (7 of 4 species)

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22nd July 2016 - Friday

Light rain petered out early morning with sunny spells and showers in afternoon with a light variable wind.
Migration Watch: 0630-1100, 1500-1600.

The highlight of the day was an adult Red necked Phalarope found at Beacon Ponds along with 3 Curlew Sandpiper amongst the mass throng of waders present.
Birds on the move today were 58 Common Scoter, 2 Cormorant, 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Ringed Plover, 85 Oystercatcher, 14 Knot, 41 Dunlin, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpiper, 18 Turnstone, 65 Sandwich Tern, 32 Swift, 65 Sand Martin, 62 Swallow and 3 Yellow Wagtail.
Other bits of interest was 2 Little Grebe, 180 Golden Plover, 1 Little ringed Plover, 350 Redshank, 4 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 18 Yellow Wagtail in clubleys and Willow Warbler.


Ringing: 1 Sand Martin, 16 Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Linnet (1 pulli). (24 of 6 species)

Common Sandpiper. Dave Tucker.

Common Sandpiper. Dave Tucker.

21st July 2016 - Thursday

Sunny spells with high clouds and a force 2 NW-W wind.
Migration Watch: 0615-1100.

At the moment a visit to Kilnsea wetlands and Beacon ponds especially at high tide is very rewarding with a varied and interesting amount of species present. The warren area is great for 2 hours before rising and dropping tides.
A quietish day but on the move was 70 Common Scoter, 1 Red throated Diver, 21 Gannet, 20 Oystercatcher, 4 Sanderling, 5 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 8 Arctic Tern, 41 Swift, 38 Sand Martin and 79 Swallow.
Other bits of interest was 3 Wigeon, 11 Teal, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 6000 Dunlin, 1 Little Stint, 3 Snipe, 23 Whimbrel, 170 Redshank, 7 Greenshank, 1 juvenile Mediterranean Gull on Kilnsea Wetlands, 2 Little Gull, 2 Cuckoo, 20+ Yellow Wagtail and 1 Wheatear.


Ringing: 6 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Linnet. (35 of 6 species)

Wheatear. Dan Branch.

Wheatear. Dan Branch.

20th July 2016 - Wednesday

A hot day with plenty of sunshine with distant haze and light variable 1-2 wind.
Migration watches: 0645-1200, 1400-1800.

Wader passage is slowly picking up and some decent totals heading south offshore, on the move were; 1 Grey Plover, 55 Knot, 167 Sanderling, 79 Dunlin, 1 Snipe, 2 Black tailed Godwit, 7 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, 2 Redshank and 7 Turnstone while other birds on the move was an impressive 26 Tufted Duck south along with 51 Teal, 1 Pochard, 7 Eider, 279 Common Scoter, 2 Great crested Grebe, 5 Fulmar, 76 Gannet, 132 Black headed Gull, 28 Little Gull, 153 Sandwich Tern, 41 Arctic Tern and 782 Swift.
Other bits of interest were 140 Knot and 3500 Dunlin on the Humber, 12 Whimbrel, 180 Curlew, 7 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull inc 1 juvenile, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Willow Warbler and an unseasonal Spotted Flycatcher in Easington.

Ringing: 5 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, 2 House Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch pulli (14 of 4 species)

Tufted Duck. Ian Smith.

Tufted Duck. Ian Smith.

19th July 2016 - Tuesday

Sunny all day the hottest day of the year with a force 1 S- 3 SE wind.
Migration Watch: 0630-1100, 1430-1800.

A quiet day for birds on the move with 1 Great crested Grebe, 26 Cormorant, 6 Ringed Plover, 14 Oystercatcher, 65 Knot, 111 Sanderling, 40 Dunlin, 30 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 1 Turnstone, 78 Swift, 60 Sand Martin, 108 Swallow and 3 Yellow Wagtail.
Other bits of interest was 2 Eider, 2 Teal, 50 Common Scoter, 4 Little ringed Plover at Beacon Ponds, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 220 Redshank, 5 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Gull, juvenile Cuckoo in he triangle, Kingfisher at the warren, 50+ Yellow Wagtail in clubleys, Tree Pipit at the warren and a Chiffchaff at chalk bank.


Ringing: 2 Ringed Plover pulli, 5 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Tree Pipit, 1 Dunnock, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 3 House Sparrow, 1 Tree Sparrow. (31 of 10 species)

Curlew Sandpiper. Dan Branch.

Curlew Sandpiper. Dan Branch.

18th July 2016 - Monday

Sunny spells and warm with a force 2-3 W wind.
Migration Watch: 0555-1200.

Birds on the move south today unless stated were 60 Common Scoter, 55 Cormorant north in one fock, 1 Whimbrel, 28 Sandwich Tern, 122 Swift, 171 Sand Martin, 850 Swallow and 5 Flava Wagtail.
Other bits of interest was 1 Little Grebe, 4 Little ringed Plover, 4 Lapwing, 1 Ruff Holderness field, 1 Little Stint at Beacon Ponds, 1 Curlew Sandpiper on the Humber and 300 Starling in the triangle.


Ringing: 3 Sand Martin, 12 Swallow, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Tree Sparrow (21 of 6 species)

17th July 2016 - Sunday

Warm and muggy with plenty of sunny spells and a force 2-3 W wind.
Migration watches: 0630-1200, 1330-1500, 1545-1830.
With the good numbers of waders now on the Humber it was no surprise when the first adult Curlew Sandpiper of the autumn appeared at Beacon Ponds which was wearing a yellow flag showing it had come from Norway.
The good early autumn movement of Sand Martin continued with another 656 going south along with 710 Swallow and 128 Swift. Other bits on the move included 80 Common Scoter, 47 Gannet, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 12 Sanderling, 9 Whimbrel and 6 Little Gull.
Other bits of interest were the pale bellied Brent Goose, 2 Little ringed Plover Holdernes field, 4 Lapwing, 31 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Barn Owl.
Ringing: 6 Sand Martin, 1 Swallow, 1 Great Tit.

Mediterranean Gull. Ian Smith.

Mediterranean Gull. Ian Smith.

Little ringed Plover. Dean Nicholson.

Little ringed Plover. Dean Nicholson.

16th July 2016 - Saturday

Mostly sunny and rather muggy with a light force 1-3 WNW wind.
Migrations watches: 0515-1120, 1430-1715.

A quiet day for movement but a small influx of mainly adult Little Gulls (161) occurred flying in over Beacon Ponds onto the Humber while another 551 Sand martin flew south continuing the good run.
On the move was 5 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 1 Eider, 117 Common Scoter, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Fulmar, 33 Gannet, 3 Sanderling, 2 Knot, 2 Whimbrel in, 121 Swift and 101 Swallow.
The pale-bellied Brent was still on the Humber while other birds of note were 7 Teal, 1 juvenile Marsh Harrier, 1 Little ringed Plover, 4 lapwing, 11 Sanderling, 111 Redshank, 4 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull, the adult Yellow legged Gull at Sammys, 1 Barn Owl and a wheatear.


Ringing: 8 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Robin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Bluetit, 1 Great Tit (17 of 7 species).

Yellow legged Gull. Dean Nicholson.

Yellow legged Gull. Dean Nicholson.

pale bellied Brent Goose. Dean Nicholson.

pale bellied Brent Goose. Dean Nicholson.

Little Gulls. John Hewitt.

Little Gulls. John Hewitt.

15th July 2016 - Friday

Sunny spells until mid afternoon clouding up with some light rain and a force 3-1 NW-SSW wind.
Migration watch: 0610-1030, 1500-1745.
An adult Yellow legged Gull at Sammys Point was the 1st of the autumn while the unseasonal pale bellied Brent Goose remained on the Humber.
A few bits on the move included 191 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 6 Manx Shearwater, 2 Gannet, 4 Oystercatcher, 15 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew in, 8 Redshank in, 7 Little Gull, 591 Swift, 158 Sand Martin, 2 Flava Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail.
Other bits of interest were 1 Little ringed Plover, 365 Golden Plover, 3 Lapwing, 2600 Dunlin, 80 Bar tailed Godwit, 5 Greenshank, 9 Common Tern and 1 Barn Owl.

Ringing: 3 Sparrowhawk pulli, 14 Sand Martin, 4 Swallow.

Sand Martin. Ian Smith.

Sand Martin. Ian Smith.

Barn Owl. Ian Smith.

Barn Owl. Ian Smith.

14th July 2016 - Thursday

Sunny spells all day feeling a little warmer with a force 1-2 NW-NE wind.
Migrations watches: 0530-1115.

A quieter day for migration but still some movement of waders arriving in off the sea. Totals were 10 Eider, 139 Common Scoter, 22 Gannet, 5 Knot, 117 Dunlin, 1 Bar tailed Godwit, 66 Whimbrel, 1 Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 6 Swift, 15 Sand Martin and 2 Swallow.
The pale-bellied Brent was still present on the Humber and 2 Grey Partridge were seen escorting 4 young at Beacon Ponds while other bits of note were 154 golden Plover, 4 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Barn owl and a Great spotted Woodpecker.

Ringing: 16 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock pulli, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Great Tit (32 of 8 species).

Grey Seal. Simon Davies.

Grey Seal. Simon Davies.

13th July 2016 - Wednesday

Sunny spells all day and showers early evening with a force 2-3 NW wind.
Migrations watches: 0540-1300.

The highlights of the day were a Willow Tit at the warren for 10 minutes before heading north, a much wanted bird by some Spurn listers and equally as brief was an unringed adult Roseate Tern on Beacon Ponds.
A decent day for migration with a good total of 1758 Sand Martin south, virtually all juveniles so appear to have had a good breeding season, 300 were still in the triangle in the evening, but still few Swifts with only 230. Other totals going south were 14 Teal, 226 Common Scoter, 101 Gannet, 1 Little ringed Plover, 12 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, 8 Oystercatcher, 1 Redshank, 2 Greenshank in, 8 Little Gull, 42 Swallow, 5 flava wagtail and 1 Grey wagtail.
The pale-bellied Brent was still on Beacon Ponds while other bits of note were 1 Gadwall, 143 Bar tailed Godwit, 4500 Dunlin, 68 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Barn Owl and a juvenile Blackcap in churchfield.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was at the warren.

Ringing: 6 Sand Martin, 7 Swallow, 5 Wren, 1 Robin, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 2 House Sparrow (27 of 9 species).

Roseate Tern. Daniel Branch.

Roseate Tern. Daniel Branch.

12th July 2016 - Tuesday

Mostly sunny with a light force 1-2 NW-NE wind.
Migrations watches: 0550-1615.

Very little on the move today but what there was, was over the sea. Totals were 334 Common Scoter n, 23 Gannet, 3 Cormorant, 3 Oystercatcher and 8 Dunlin in.
The pale-bellied Brent was on the Humber while a Gadwall with 1+ small young in longbank ditch was a great sighting.
Other birds of note were 13 sanderling, 2080 Dunlin, 3 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 100 little Tern at Beacon Ponds, 300 Sand Martin in the triangle, 2 juvenile Wheatear with birds at Kilnsea wetlands and trapped in the bottom panel of a mist net at the warren plus a pair of Blackcap in churchfield.


Ringing: 23 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 1 Yellow wagtail, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 6 Bluetit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Reed Bunting (52 of 15 species).

Skylark. Simon Davies.

Skylark. Simon Davies.

11th July 2016 - Monday

Sunny spells with a stiff gusty force 4-6 SW-N wind.
Migration/ Sea Watch: 0605-1910.

The highlight of the day was a predicted Bee-eater south past the Warren plus a decent total of 2203 Swift, 304 Sand Martin, 1 Flava Wagtail and 2 Alba Wagtail.
Moving over the sea was 4 Common Scoter, 29 Gannet, 3 Golden Plover in, 16 Knot in, 82 Dunlin, 1 Sanderling, 17 Whimbrel, 8 Curlew, 106 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 2 Arctic Tern.
Other bits of interest was the adult Little ringed Plover on Holderness field, 1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull at long bank while 92 Little Tern were at Beacon Ponds with 1st 2 chicks hatched.


Ringing: 1 Dunnock.

Bee-eater. Micky Maher.

Bee-eater. Micky Maher.

10th July 2016 - Sunday

Mostly sunny with a stiff force 3-4 SW wind.
Migration/ Sea Watch: 0555-1815.

A good day of southerly movement was dominated by 1817 Sand Martin and 1177 Swift, plus 9 Flava Wagtail, 15 Alba Wagtail and 42 Linnet while among other things good numbers of waders were on the move over the sea 1 Tufted Duck, 11 Common Scoter, 62 Gannet, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 14 Knot, 25 Dunlin, 4 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 116 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 89 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Arctic Skua, 17 Little Gull, 60 Sandwich Tern, 13 Common Tern, 14 Arctic Tern and 1 Puffin
Other bits of interest was 4 Shoveler, the adult Little ringed Plover on Holderness field, 150 Golden Plover, 3200 Dunlin many with 'upland' orange peat staining to the plumage, 21 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank at beacon ponds, 12 Mediterranean Gull at long bank and the 1st Small Skipper of the year on the wing.


Ringing: 1 Sand Martin, 2 Dunnock.

9th July 2016 - Saturday

Cloudy with occasional drizzle becoming heavy till early afternoon brightening later and a force 3 SW wind.
Sea Watch: 0505-1900.

The poor weather in the morning curtailed any decent movement but still 928 Swift,121 Sand Martin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 15 Flava Wagtail, 12 Alba Wagtail, 35 Linnet and 8 Goldfinch flew south while waders on the move were 4 Oystercatcher, 2 Ringed Plover, 22 Knot, 40 Dunlin, 2 Snipe, 6 Black tailed Godwit, 2 Bar tailed Godwit, 10 Whimbrel, 27 Curlew, 238 Redshank and 4 Turnstone.
Other bits on the move were 7 Teal, 44 Common Scoter, 67 Gannet, 16 Little Gull, 12 Common Tern and 1 Arctic Tern.
Other bits of interest were 1 Red throated Diver, 1 Little ringed Plover, 144 Golden Plover, 4 Lapwing, 40 Knot, 3300 Dunlin, 17 Whimbrel, 250 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Mediterranean Gull and the 1st Wheatear of the Autumn.


Ringing: 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 4 Tree Sparrow pulli.

8th July 2016 - Friday

Bright and sunny with the odd heavy shower and a force 3-5 SW-WNW wind.
Sea Watch: 0530-1740, 1830-2000.

Good numbers of waders on the move south past the Warren today with 10 Oystercatcher, 6 Ringed Plover, 7 Knot, 138 Dunlin, 108 Black tailed Godwit, 51 Whimbrel, 28 Curlew, 117 Redshank and 4 Turnstone.
Other bits on the move were 3 Teal, 15 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 55 Gannet, 29 Cormorant, 7 Little Gull, 13 Kittiwake, 21 Sandwich Tern and 2 Arctic Tern.
More decent passage totals of 2584 Swift and 1247 Sand Martin plus 35 Swallow and 4 House Martin flew south.
Other bits of interest were 4 Wigeon, 1 Great crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Mediterranean Gull, 101 Little Tern, 3 Cuckoo including the 1st Juvenile, 1 Marsh Harrier, 355 Curlew at long bank, 1300 Dunlin, 60 Redshank and 1 Greenshank.
A Shelduck with 8 small ducklings was on Kilnsea Wetlands.


Ringing: 4 Blackbird pulli, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Sand Martin.

Dunlin. Simon Davies.

Dunlin. Simon Davies.

Dunlin. Simon Davies.

Dunlin. Simon Davies.

7th July 2016 - Thursday

Sunny spells with the odd shower and a force 2-3 SW wind.
Sea Watch: 0530-1740, 1830-2000.

Wader numbers continue to increase rapidly with 2000+ Dunlin on the Humber plus other good totals of 117 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 1 Whimbrel.
A decent total of 3480 Swift and 381 Sand Martin flew south while also moving was 1 Black tailed Godwit, 12 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew and 2 Cormorant.
Other bits of interest were 4 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 1 Great crested Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo and the Barn Owl while the 1st juvenile Sandwich Tern was seen.


Ringing: 1 Swift, 2 Bluetit, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Dunnock, 3 Linnet (2 pulli), 4 Tree Sparrow pulli.

Common Swift. Simon Davies.

Common Swift. Simon Davies.

6th July 2016 - Wednesday

Hot and sunny clouding up later with a force 3 NW- 1 SW wind.
Migration watch: 0625-1000.
Birds on the move were 6 Teal, 22 Common Scoter, 88 Gannet, 12 Oystercatcher, 6 Whimbrel, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Arctic Tern, 27 Auk sp, 15 Swift, 220 Sand Martin and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Other birds of note were 1 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, 1 Great crested Grebe, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 2 Lapwing, 1216 Dunlin, 2 Ruff, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper on the borrow pit, 2 Mediterranean Gull and a Barn Owl.

What is assumed the same Otterwas seen again in long bank ditch by Beacon Ponds.

Ringing: 1 Avocet pulli, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Bluetit, 1 house Sparrow.

5th July 2016 - Tuesday

Sunny spells with variable amounts of cloud and a force 3-1 NW wind..
Migration watch: 0700-1115.
Most of todays interest was over the sea with 58 Teal, 1 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 1 Pochard, 397 Common Scoter, 5 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 59 Gannet, 6 Oystercatcher, 6 Curlew in, 2 Little Gull, 14 Kittiwake, 12 Sandwich Tern, 62 Auk sp and 10 Puffin.
A Whinchat in the triangle was a surprising early returning bird while other bits of interest were 1200 Dunlin, 38 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Barn Owl.
Ringing: 1 Wren, 2 Dunnock (1 Pulli), 1 Blackcap, 1 Bluetit.

4th July 2016 - Monday

Sunny spells with rain later on and a stiff force 2-4 W wind..
Migration watch: 0630-1000, 1300-1600.
Still no really good movements of Swifts but 228 Sand Martin went south. Other bits on the move was 13 Teal, 93 Common Scoter, 27 Gannet, 6 Cormorant, 2 Oystercatcher, 4 Curlew, 4 Little Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 17 Sandwich Tern, 16 Guillemot, 9 Swift and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Other totals mainly in the Beacon Ponds area were 3 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Little ringed Plover Holderness field, 800 Dunlin, 5 Whimbrel, 169 Curlew, 78 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 70 Little Tern, 4 Common Tern and 1 Arctic Tern.
A male Red veined Darter was on Clubley’s along with good numbers of other dragonflies.

Ringing: 1 Robin pulli, 2 Whitethroat, 1 Great Tit, 1 House Sparrow.

Whitethroat. John Hewitt.

Whitethroat. John Hewitt.

3rd July 2016 - Sunday

Sunny spells with a force 3 WNW wind.
Migration watch: 0430-1030.
Wader numbers increased further still especially Dunlin.
Few bits on the move was 14 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmar, 4 Manx Shearwater, 19 Gannet, 2 Cormorant, 1 Common Buzzard, 6 Curlew plus 1 in, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Black tailed Godwit plus 3 in, 3 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 2 Kittiwake, 17 Sandwich Tern, 15 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 74 Swift, 2 Great spotted Woodpecker, 45 Sand Martin and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Other totals were 4 Wigeon, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier at Sammys, 77 Golden Plover, 800 Dunlin, 2 Whimbrel, 67 Curlew, 25 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper, 38 Little Gull on the Humber, 2 Stockdove, 1 Song Thrush and a Treecreeper trapped at Kew.

Ringing: 2 Robin, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Great Tit, 1 Treecreeper.

Common Sandpiper. Ian Smith.

Common Sandpiper. Ian Smith.

Great spotted Woodpeckers. John Hewitt.

Great spotted Woodpeckers. John Hewitt.

2nd July 2016 - Saturday

Sunny spells with heavy thundery showers and a force 2-3 SW wind..
Migration watch: 0600-1915.
Wader numbers are rapidly increasing on the Humber with many returning adults. Totals were 32 Golden Plover, 229 Dunlin, 1 Whimbrel, 237 Curlew, 73 Redshank, 1 Greenshank plus 49 Black tailed Godwit flew south. Gull numbers are also on the up with 228 Black headed Gull, 41 Lesser black back Gulls and 57 Herring Gulls.
The only other bits of note were 2 Gadwall, 1 Great crested Grebe, Grey Heron, 50 Little Tern offshore maybe moving south?, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff.
Few bits on the move was 5 Wigeon, 9 Common Scoter, 6 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 42 Wood Pigeon, 76 Swift and 1 Flava Wagtail.

Ringing: 2 Dunnock (1 pulli).

Little Egret. Ian Smith.

Little Egret. Ian Smith.

1st July 2016 - Friday

Mainly cloudy with some sunny spells with showers later and a force 2-3 SW wind.
Sea Watch: 0430-1130, 1500-1830.

On the move 6 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 9 Gannet, 3 Golden Plover in, 5 Curlew plus 18 in, 3 Redshank in, 4 Dunlin in, 9 Black tailed Godwit, 1561 Swift, 18 Sand Martin, 2 Flava Wagtail.
Other bits of interest were 2 Brent Geese on the Humber, 1 Little Grebe, 27 Golden Plover, 20 Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Gull, 1 1 Grey Wagtail, Barn Owl, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 660 Starling.


Ringing: 2 Wren, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Magpie.

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