Sunday, 22 August 2021
Sunday 22nd August
A Common Tern was in South Bay this morning, and a Cream-crowned Marsh Harrier flew south-west through Cloughton Wyke. A Velvet Scoter flew north through South Bay and a Ruff flew south. 20 Mediterranean Gulls, including 4 juveniles, were on rocks off Holbeck. Passing South Cliff were a Sooty Shearwater and 7 Arctic Skuas Heading south, plus 494 Common Scoter and 187 Teal heading north. 75 Cormorants were feeding in South Bay, and a juvenile Knot was spotted on North Bay beach. A Fulmar flew south-west over Crossgates this afternoon, and an unconfirmed report of a Greenish Warbler seen sitting on the fence at the Castle before dropping down into the grass on the North Bay side early afternoon. At Northstile pool there are now 4 Green Sandpipers, while one Green Sandpiper, two Greenshank and 32 Teal are at Johnson's Marsh. Highlights passing Long Nab include 2 Sooty Shearwaters, a Marsh Harrier, a Grey Plover, a Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Mediterranean Gull. 4 Arctic Skuas put on a wonderful display close in at South Bay.