Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Migration watches; 06.40 - 12.00hrs, 14.30 - 15.00hrs and 17.20 - 20.30hrs.
Another fantastic day over the sea with the first Great Shearwater since September 2007 and the second time both large Shearwaters have been recorded on the same day in Scarborough!
On the move (north unless stated) were 546 Fulmar + 19 south, 1 CORY'S SHEARWATER at 09.36hrs, 1 GREAT SHEARWATER which slowly made its way north between 09.50 and 10.10hrs, 1 Large Shearwater sp, probably a Cory's, at 06.41 (unfortunately the bird had been passing by whilst setting up so by the time it was seen it was heading away and was at some distance), 3 Sooty Shearwater, 228 Manx Shearwater, 1 Cormorant + 8 south, 30 Teal + 1 south, 25 Common Scoter, 3 Oystercatcher + 10 north, 1 Redshank in, 1 Knot in, 4 Curlew north, 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua + 13 south, 11 Common Gull + 2 south, 15 Black-headed Gull + 1 south, 378 Kittiwake + 22 south, 75 Sandwich Tern + 10 south, 15 Common Tern, 17 Arctic Tern, 91 Auk sp + 2 south, 3 Puffin and 1 Sand Martin south.
A Grey Wagtail was along the Cliffs north on the Hut and a Sedge Warbler was in the ditch by Crook Ness car park.

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