Thursday, 14 September 2017

Sunday 10th September 2017

A nice variety and good numbers of certain species at Long Nab today including a Pochard (S), 4 Red-throated Divers (S), a Black-throated Diver (S), a Little Egret (N), a Ringed Plover (N), 3 Snipe (2 W, 1 SW), a Black-tailed Godwit (SW), a Bar-tailed Godwit (S), 43 Sandwich Terns, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Swift (S), 7 Sand Martins (S), 43 Swallows (S), 1378 House Martins (S), 957 Meadow Pipits (S) and 173 Linnets (S) plus 2 Lapland Buntings in the stubble field to the north of the Obs and one of these continued to show well into the afternoon. This is the earliest autumn record of this species as the previous earliest record was from Cloughton Wyke on 21st September 1983.

At Jackson’s Bay this afternoon 7 Ringed Plover, 4 Dunlin, 5 Redshanks, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and 29 Turnstones and there were 15 Teal on Johnson’s Marsh.

Lapland Bunting - Long Nab - Chris Bell
Lapland Bunting - Long Nab - Nick Addey

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