Thursday, 6 July 2017

Saturday 1st July 2017

This was a good start to the month with multiple sightings of Honey Buzzards from around Wykeham Forest and particularly from Wykeham Raptor View Point where a male and female were seen at 10.20 other sightings were at 13.30 (the pale male), 14.25 (dark male and female), 15.45 (pale male) and 16.15 (distant bird); other sightings today came from Highwood Brow and Crosscliffe.

A morning seawatching session at Long Nab between 04.40 and 11.00 produced 20 species with over 6000 individuals with the highlights including 4 Teal (north), a male Eider (south), 77 Common Scoter (north) 2 Red-throated Divers (1 north, 1 south), 19 Manx Shearwaters (north), Little Egret (south), 19 Curlew (north), 17 Black-headed Gull (north), 7 Sandwich Terns (5 south, 2 north) 2 Common Terns (south), 3 Great Skuas (1 south, 2 north), 5100 Guillemots/Razorbills (south) and 22 Puffins (10 south, 12 north). 


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