Thursday 27 July 2017

Wednesday 26th July 2017

At Long Nab today the passage south included 2 Teal, 43 Oystercatcher, 5 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Curlew, 46 Redshank, 34 Turnstone, 361 Knot (a record count for Long Nab, the previous best being 174 on 5th August 2013), 9 Sanderling, 14 Dunlin, a Ruff, 10 Puffins and 4 Swifts. Moving north we had 148 Common Scoter, 3 Manx Shearwater, a Shag, an Oystercatcher, 2 Curlew, 110 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern, a Great Skua and 2 Puffins. From Marine Drive this evening a few more Knot, Oystercatcher, Whimbrel, an Arctic Skua and a juvenile Common Gull all heading south.

A Red Kite was seen over Scalby Mills this evening and a little later over Holbeck, 6 Mediterranean Gulls were in the South Bay area below Holbeck (3 adults, 2 2nd summers and a 2cy) and a Green Sandpiper was on Johnson’s Marsh.

Red Kite - Scalby Mills - Andy Hall
Mediterranean Gull - South Bay/Holbeck - Andy Hall

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