Sunday 3 September 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Rather unusual today that the highlight wasn’t a bird, it wasn’t even a mammal, it was in fact a cartilaginous fish. 2 Basking Sharks (Cetorhinus maximus), the world’s second largest fish were seen from a boat off Marine Drive this morning. One was about a mile off and heading south at 09.00 the other was only about ½ mile off and also heading south.

Over Peasholm this morning a Swift and 9 Meadow Pipits, a single Bar-tailed Godwit in Jackson’s Bay and at Scalby Mills this afternoon we had a Kingfisher, 2 Ringed Plover, a rather brief second winter Yellow-legged Gull and 4 Teal flying south.

Hirundines ready to depart - Scalby Mills - Chris Bell
Ringed Plover - Scalby Mills - Chris Bell
Bar-tailed Godwit - Jackson's Bay - Pauline Dent

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