Sunday, 20 July 2014

Saturday 19th July 2014

A fantastic day for passage produced the following; (south unless stated) 81 Fulmar + 57 north including one Blue Fulmar, 708 Manx Shearwater + 10 north, 529 Gannet + 478 north, 5 Cormorant + 9 north, 1 Shag north, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 5 Teal, 2 Pochard, 6 Eider north, 256 Common Scoter + 401 north, 213 Oystercatcher + 14 north, 1 Ringed Plover, 13 Knot + 2 north, 28 Dunlin, 207 Whimbrel + 2 north, 18 Curlew + 3 north, 8 Redshank + 1 north, 2 Greenshank, 1 Wood Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone north, 1 Pomarine Skua (first of the year), 1 Arctic Skua + 7 north, 1 Great Skua + 2 north, 1 Mediterranean Gull north, 104 Black-headed Gull + 28 north, 148 Common Gull + 4 north, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 2 north, 64 Great Black-backed Gull + 23 north, 218 Kittiwake north, 163 Sandwich Tern + 276 north, 4 Common Tern + 1 north, 2 Arctic Tern north, 41 Auk sp + 40 north, 3 Puffin + 13 north, 7 Swift + 1 north, 1 Sand Martin north and 1 Flava.
Elsewhere a Little Grebe on the sea off Scalby Mills was unusual, a Red-throated Diver was on the sea at Long Nab, a Wigeon and a Snipe were on Rudda Road Flash, a Common Sandpiper was on Johnson's Marsh and 2 Turtle Dove were seen in Staintondale.

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