Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Thursday 14th September 2017

Seawatching this morning from 07.05 – 11.30 at Long Nab produced the following highlights 86 Wigeon (N), 6 Pintail (N), 124 Teal (N), 7 Common Scoter (N), 5 Red-throated Divers (4 S, 1 N), 2 Sooty Shearwaters (N), 3 Manx Shearwater (N), 4 Golden Plover (S), a Dunlin (N), 8 Arctic Tern (3 S, 5 N), 2 Great Skua (S), 5 Arctic Skuas (4 S, 1 N) and a Swift (S).

27 Wigeon (N), 17 Teal (N), a Tufted Duck (S), a Scaup (N), 3 Eider (S), 3 Common Scoter (N), 2 Red-throated Divers (1 S, 1 N), 27 Fulmars (N), 10 Sooty Shearwaters (N), 26 Manx Shearwaters (N), 168 Kittiwake (N), 54 Sandwich Terns (19 S, 35 N), 13 Common Terns (N), an Arctic Tern (N), 4 Great Skua (1 S, 3 N), 7 Arctic Skua (% S, 2 N) and 2 Long-tailed Skuas, both were juveniles and both went north (the first at 17.55 and the second at 18.12).

At other coastal sites we had a juvenile Little Gull in Cornelian Bay with also a Pintail, 42 Wigeon, 5 Teal, a Common Tern and 20 Sandwich Terns; there were 2 Dippers at Scalby Mills and a Bar-tailed Godwit in front of the Spa in South Bay. In Falsgrave Park there was a Spotted Flycatcher and a little further afield 65 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying south over Thornton Le Dale at 11.10.

Bar-tailed Godwit - South Bay - Hayley Richardson

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