Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuesday 29th July 2014

The highlight of a watch at Long Nab was the fourth Scarborough record of CASPIAN GULL, a juvenile which flew north at 18.23hrs.
Also on the move (south unless stated) were 6 Fulmar + 9 north, 1 Manx Shearwater + 4 north, 48 Gannet + 43 north, 4 Common Scoter north, 5 Oystercatcher + 2 north, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Curlew, 3 Turnstone, 1 Arctic Skua north, 1 Black-headed Gull + 3 north, 6 Common Gull + 2 north, 2 Great Black-backed Gull north, 18 Sandwich Tern, 9 Common Tern, 2 Auk sp north, 1 Puffin and 1 Flava.
The Garganey was still on Johnson's Marsh, 13 Turnstone were in the Harbour, in Cornelian Bay there were 26 Oystercatcher, 10 Redshank and 13 Turnstone and 1800+ Kittiwake were feeding off Long Nab.

A couple of record shots of the Caspian Gull passing Long Nab - Nick Addey

Showing the pale underwing - Nick Addey
 

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