Monday, 28 July 2014

Sunday 27th July 2014

Another good day with plenty of waders present along the coast and passing south at sea.
On the move (south unless stated) were 3 Fulmar + 34 north, 6 Manx Shearwater north, 317 Gannet + 422 north, 1 Cormorant + 7 north, 1 Little Egret north, 1 Red Kite blogging then left north, 1 Kestrel north, 39 Oystercatcher + 13 north, 1 Golden Plover, 33 Knot, 16 Sanderling, 135 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew north, 4 Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua + 8 north, 25 Black-headed Gull + 98 north, 49 Common Gull + 5 north, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull + 1 north, 17 Great Black-backed Gull + 18 north, 628 Kittiwake north, 26 Sandwich Tern + 22 north, 8 Common Tern + 7 north, 10 Arctic Tern + 1 north, 24 Auk sp + 8 north, 2 Puffin north, 7 Swift + 8 north, 1 Sand Martin + 7 north, 93 Swallow + 6 north, 9 House Martin + 3 north, 12 Flava and 47 Linnet.
Elsewhere 12 Oystercatcher, 9 Dunlin, 2 Sanderling, 13 Redshank, 4 Curlew, 15 Whimbrel, 16 Turnstone, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 58 Sandwich Tern and 1 Common Tern were at Scalby Mills, 24 Oystercatcher, 8 Redshank and 7 Turnstone were in Cornelian Bay and a Blackcap was in Crook Ness.

Record shot of a flock of 14 Whimbrel heading south - Michael McNaghten
 

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