Tuesday, 17 August 2021
Tuesday 17th August
A Green Sandpiper was at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and the first Little Grebe of the autumn was back at Seamer Road Mere. A juvenile Caspian Gull flew past Long Nab, as did 5 Wigeon, a Shoveler, 122 Teal, 6 Sooty Shearwaters, a Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gulls, 150 Common Terns and 81 Arctic Terns. During an afternoon seawatch the following were seen: an adult Long-tailed Skua, 2 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, 16 Common Scoter, 2 Grey Plover, a Curlew, 30 Teal, 3 Wigeon, a Red-throated Diver, 8 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a Minke Whale heading north; 2 Arctic Skuas, 4 Dunlin, a Turnstone and 6/7 Bottlenose Dolphins heading south.