Thursday, 9 August 2018

Sunday 5th August 2018

At Wykeham South Lake species included a Little Egret, 6 Grey Herons, 5 Egyptian Geese, a Common Sandpiper, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 700 Herring Gulls, 3 Common Gulls, 4 Black-headed Gulls and 2 Yellow Wagtails.

At Long Nab not much moving today with the best being an adult Mediterranean Gull going south this evening, also in the area today 2 Common Sandpipers just north of the Obs, 7 Willow Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcap, a Lesser Whitethroat, 19 Whitethroat and 11 Yellow Wagtails; just down the coast at Crook Ness a Sedge Warbler and 4 Willow Warblers; a Snipe and a Yellow Wagtail at Cromer Point and 6 Dunlin in Jackson’s Bay. At Scalby Mills today an Eider, a 2cy Mediterranean Gull, 5 Common Gulls (4 ads, 1 juv), 250 Herring Gulls, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 30 Greater Black-backed Gulls then across town at Holbeck there were 6 Mediterranean Gulls (5 ads and a 3cy).

Around Peasholm there were about 30 Swifts this morning; a Dunlin and a Snipe were on Johnson’s Marsh: a Little Egret on Seamer Mead; a Hobby was chasing hirundines at Herdborough Farm on Seamer Carr and 2 Honey Buzzards were reported at Wykeham Raptor View Point today.

Finally today a Minke Whale was seen about 2 miles off Marine Drive between 09.50 and 10.08.

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