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July 2015 Sightings

6th July 2015 - Monday

PLEASE. IF VISITING BEACON PONDS PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THE LITTLE TERN COLONY AND VIEW ONLY FROM LONG BANK. THANK YOU
Sunny spells to start with clouding up by mid-morning with a force 2-3 south-westerly and the odd shower in the afternoon.
Numpties: 05:20-13:45, 15:00-1600. Moving were 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Eider, 31 Common Scoter, 26 Gannet, 2 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Auk sp., 14 Woodpigeon, 993 Swift, 18 Sand Martin, 1 House Martin, 4 flava Wagtail, 41 Siskin, and 3 Crossbill. Present were the WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on Beacon Ponds, 2 Grey Heron, 73 Golden Plover, 2 Whimbrel, 46 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Mediterranean Gull and the Grey Wagtail.

5th July 2015 - Sunday

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Sunny spells with some heavy thundery showers in the afternoon and a force 1-3 north-westerly
Numpties: 05:45-09:45. Moving were 5 Shelduck, 2 Teal, 75 Common Scoter, 24 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 6 Curlew, 7 Auk sp., 17 Swift, 4 Sand Martin and 2 flava Wagtail. Present were the adult WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on Beacon Ponds, 3 Wigeon, 9 Kilnsea Wetlands, 10 Common Scoter, 6 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 81 Golden Plover, 1 Curle Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 45 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 51 Curlew, 35 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 6 Little Gull, 92 Little Tern, 1 Mistle Thrush, the Grey Wagtail, 1 Siskin, 1 Jay.

Black-tailed Godwit. Ian Smith

Black-tailed Godwit. Ian Smith

4th July 2015 - Saturday

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Bright, sunny and hot with a force 2 westerly after a foggy start with a force 1 easterly
Numpties: 06:00-07:30, 08:15-12:00, 14:00-19:30,20:30-21:30. It was yet another American vagrant creating excitement with an adult WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on Beacon Ponds throughout the day. The ninth record for Spurn. Moving were,5 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 118 Gannet, 1 Osprey south in the evening, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Kittiwake, Arctic Tern, 50 Auk Sp., 37 Guillemot, 5 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 3088 Swift, 7 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 1 flava Wagtail, 2 Siskin, and 4 Crossbill. Present were 74 Shelduck, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Hobby, 1 Snipe, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Whimbrel, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Mediterranean Gull, 18 Little Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 87 Little Tern, 2 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, the Grey Wagtail, 2 juvenile Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin.

Ringing: 7 Swift, 1 Blackcap, 1 Blue Tit.

Record shot of White-rumped Sandpiper. Adam Hutt

Record shot of White-rumped Sandpiper. Adam Hutt

White-rumped Sandpiper.Tim Jones

White-rumped Sandpiper.Tim Jones

3rd July 2015 - Friday

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Warm, bright and sunny clouding up later with a force 2 west-north-west wind veering east and decreasing to force 1. Numpties: 05:30-10:15, 15:15-17:00. Moving were 20 Common Scoter, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Redshank, 153 Swift, 3 Sand Martin and 7 House Martin. Present were a second-summer Caspian Gull on the Humber, 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Brent Goose, 2 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 54 Golden Plover, 200 Dunlin, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 102 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 14 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Flava Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Siskin and a Stonechat.

Ringing: 1 Stonechat, 1 Robin, 2 Whitethroat.

second-summer Caspian Gull. Ian Smith

second-summer Caspian Gull. Ian Smith

2nd July 2015 - Thursday

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Another warm and muggy day with plenty of sunshine, clouding later with a force 2 west – west-north-westerly.
Numpties: 04:30-12:45, 15:15-16:00. Moving were 17 Teal, 37 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 3 Whimbrel, 9 Curlew, 2845 Swift, 26 Sand Martin, 11 House Martin and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Present were 1 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Peregrine, 3 Lapwing, 20 House Martin, the Grey Wagtail and 2 Chiffchaff.

Ringing: 1 Dunnock, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff.

1st July 2015 - Wednesday

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Warm bust mostly with thin cloud and a force 1-4 south-easterly
Seawatch: 16:05-19:15 Moving were 2 Teal, 181 Teal, 181 Common Scoter, 47 Manx Shearwater, 6 Fulmar, 164 Gannet, 2 Knot, 1 Dunlin, 5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 15 Curlew, 136 Kittiwake, 161 Guillemot, 17 Razorbill, 3 Puffin and 30 Swift. Present were 1 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 1 Grey Heron, 60 Knot, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 35 Bar-tailed Gull, 88 Curlew, 5 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 27 Little Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Yellow Wagtail, the Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, a male and 2 juvenile Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 2 Blackcap, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Ringed Plover pullus, 3 Little Tern pullus.

Little Gulls. Ian Smith

Little Gulls. Ian Smith

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