Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Sunday 23rd September 2018

6 hours of observation at Long Nab produced some interesting sightings today including 14 Pink-footed Geese (N), 2 Whooper Swans (N) at 08.54 the first in our area for the season, 28 Wigeon (7 S, 21 N), 67 Teal (5 S, 62 N), 13 Common Scoter (N), 53 Red-throated Divers (48 S, 5 N), a Sooty Shearwater (N), 36 Manx Shearwater (7 S, 29 N), a Balearic Shearwater (N), a Red-necked Grebe (S), 107 Cormorants (103 S, 4 N), a Whimbrel (N), 11 Sandwich Terns (4 S, 7 N), 12 Common Terns (N), 4 Arctic Terns (N) 5 Great Skuas (3 S, 2 N), 18 Arctic Skuas (6 S, 12 N) and 18 House Martins (4 S, 14 N).

Also today 100+ House Martins were sheltering on the Sealife Centre Pyramid and a Black-tailed Godwit flew west over Crossgates at 14.45.

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