Thursday, 2 February 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017

The biggest shock of the year so far concerned a Leach’s Petrel seen flying north past Scalby Mills at 12.14 pm by a very fortunate Micky McNaghten. At the same location a drake Eider was seen flying south and might have gone down in North Bay where there were a Razorbill and 3 Shags.

On Royal Albert Drive the 2 Black Redstarts were seen again on the sea defences opposite the old Café and on Castle Headland 14 pairs of Fulmars had returned to the cliffs.

In the Harbour the 2 Great Northern Divers were seen again along with a Black-necked Grebe and there were 5 Common Scoter in South Bay.

An adult Mediterranean Gull was seen in the field east of Seamer Tip pool and at Wykeham South Lake early morning there were 6 Whooper Swans (2 adults, 4 juveniles), 24 Mute Swans and 23 Pochards.

Finally today the Shore Larks were seen again but this time only 4 in the 2nd field south of Crook Ness.

Great Northern Diver - Scarborough Harbour - Steve Race


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