Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tuesday 25th July 2017

At Long Nab this morning from 06.25 to 11.25 the following were all recorded going north 28 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 272 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 70 Fulmars, a Sooty Shearwater (the first of the year), 71 Manx Shearwaters, a Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 5 Curlew, 2 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 66 Sandwich Terns, 31 Common Terns, 4 Arctic Terns, 3 Great Skuas, an Arctic Skua and 20 Puffins. While birds moving south included 5 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Oystercatchers, 3 Sandwich Terns, a Great Skua, an Arctic Skua and a Puffin.

Apart from that the pale male Honey Buzzard was seen seven times between 09.45 and 18.45 at Wykeham Raptor View Point with a lot of wing clapping involved. In Jackson’s Bay the wader count was a Dunlin, 9 Redshank and 14 Turnstones and there was a Dipper just upstream from the footbridge at Scalby Mills.

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