Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Sunday 12th August 2018

Unfortunately, the planned Scarborough Pelagic, a highlight for any seabird enthusiast, was cancelled because of a bad weather forecast.

Movement past Long Nab today included 49 Teal (33 S, 16 N), 117 Common Scoter (5 S, 112 N), a Sooty Shearwater (N) this evening, 24 Manx Shearwater (18 S, 6 N), a Little Egret (S) this evening, 64 Oystercatchers (56 S, 8 N), 2 Golden Plovers (S), a Grey Plover (S), 3 Ringed Plover (S), 5 Whimbrel (S), a Curlew (N), a Black-tailed Godwit (S), 10 Turnstone (9 S, 1 N), a Knot (S), 7 Sanderling (S), 10 Dunlin (S), 8 Redshank (S), 188 Sandwich Terns (3 S, 185 N), 25 Common Terns (16 S, 9 N), Arctic Tern (5 N), a Great Skua (N), 2 Arctic Skuas (N), 2 Puffins (N), 36 Swifts (S) and a Yellow Wagtail (S) also at 10.10 a Minke Whale was seen about 1.5 miles southeast of Long Nab.

At Wykeham South Lake 2 Egyptian Geese, 2 Little Grebes, a Great Crested Grebe and a Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2 Eider and 3 Teal were in Cornelian Bay; 2 Wood Sandpipers remained and there were also 2 Green Sandpipers on the pond below North Stile Farm and at Scalby Mills we had 3 Teal, 7 Ringed Plover, 11 Redshank, 3 Turnstone, 12 Oystercatchers and a single Knot.


Egyptian Goose - Wykeham South Lake - Terry Hobson

2 Wood Sandpipers - North Stile Farm - Terry Hobson


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