It was however nice to see Pink-footed Geese passage from a different perspective and two Darvic ringed Great Black-backed Gulls gave the photographers a challenge, keeping an eye on where they were and getting a shot with all the digits visible, but both were photographed and are both from the same Norwegian ringing project, details to follow soon.
There was a trickle of passage through the day, most of which was seen from on board, on the move (south unless stated) were 7 Red-throated Diver + 3 north, 89 Gannet, 530 Pink-footed Geese, 9 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser north, 6 Common Buzzard, 1 Great Skua, 1 Little Gull, 37 Black-headed Gull + 83 north, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 7 Guillemot, 9 Razorbill, 4 Auk sp, 10 Skylark, 2 Swallow, 37 Meadow Pipit, 4 Rock Pipit, 7 Goldfinch and 9 Linnet.
Migrants seen throughout the day were 12 Skylark, 90 Meadow Pipit, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaff and 1 Reed Bunting
On the Mere were 1 Teal, 1 Wigeon, 22 Teal, 1 Mediterranean Gull and a Kingfisher, 8 Grey Heron, 2 Shoveler, 9 Teal and 9 Wigeon were on Johnson's Marsh and 9 Mediterranean Gull were at Holbeck.
|Adult Great Black-backed Gull, Scarborough Pelagic - Michael McNaghten|
|Juvenile Great Black-backed Gull, Scarborough Pelagic - Michael McNaghten|