Sunday, 23 July 2017

Friday 21st July 2017

The big surprise of the day and the rarest bird nationally for the year so far was a reported  Black Stork that flew southwest at Wykeham Raptor View Point at 15.10, also here a single Honey Buzzard was reported during the morning.

Long Nab was rather quiet this morning with the highlights including 2 Manx Shearwater (S), 5 Sandwich Terns (N), 2 Great Skuas (S), 2 Puffins (S) and 85 Swifts (S).

Waders were quite prominent today with Jackson’s Bay playing host to a Whimbrel, a Dunlin, 16 Redshank and 25 Turnstones; there was a Dunlin on the sea defences at Holbeck and going south off Marine Drive this evening 3 Whimbrel, 2 Curlew, a Turnstone, 11 Knot, 5 Sanderling and 2 Dunlin. Also off Marine Drive this evening were a Tufted Duck (S), 10 Fulmars (S), 8 Manx Shearwater (6 S, 2 N), 6 Sandwich Tern 1 S, 5 N) and 2 Common Tern (S).

Dunlin - Holbeck - Steve Wignill

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