Friday, 18 June 2021

Thursday 17th June

Passing Long Nab this morning were 5 Teal, 10 Shelduck, 971 Common Scoter, 74 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Common Terns and 4 drake Eiders. A female Gadwall at Seamer Tip pool was seen with at least 4 ducklings, and a Mute Swan was seen on the sea at Holbeck. A Barn Owl flew over an East Ayton garden. The annual town count of occupied Kittiwake nests gave a result of 961 nests, continuing an increasing trend over the last 4 years despite increased gull-proofing measures in the town.

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