Friday, 26 August 2016

Wednesday 24th August 2016

Migration watch; 07.15 – 09.20hrs.
On the move (north unless stated) were 1 Teal + 5 south, 32 Common Scoter, 16 Fulmar + 5 south, 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater at 08.33hrs, 1 Shag. 6 Cormorant, 2 Whimbrel south, 1 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 12 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Skua and 11 Swallow.
A Little Egret was seen on Johnson’s Marsh and later at Scalby Mills, 2 Whimbrel were also at Scalby Mills.
At Ravenscar there were single Redstart and Wheatear as well as 2 Willow Tit, in Cornelian Bay there were 2 Knot, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 4 Common Sandpiper.

Of note a Humpback Whale was seen breaching from a boat off Ravenscar!

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