Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Sunday 18th June 2017

The interesting thing today was a large number of Auks off Long Nab, where 1800+ were estimated this morning, and in the North Bay/Marine Drive area, seemingly all of these were Guillemots or Razorbills. Moving off Long Nab today were a breeding plumaged Red-throated Diver (north), 35 Sandwich Terns (north), a Common Tern (south), 8 Puffins (north), 39 Swifts, 8 Sand Martins, 2 Swallows, and 73 Starlings (all south) and 15 Swifts (north).

Also today a Hobby was seen in Troutsdale around midday and there were 20 Sandwich Terns at Scalby Mills.

As for Dragonflies it is interesting to mention that in the vicinity of Seamer Tip pool there is a shallow pool to the west of Thornburgh Road about 60 metres after the barricade where 3 male and at least 1 female Red-veined Darters have been present since yesterday.

female Red-veined Darter - Seamer Tip - John Harwood
male Red-veined Darter - Seamer Tip - Dave Mansell



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