Monday 27 August 2018

Sunday 19th August 2018

The Great White Egret was back on Seamer Tip Pool this morning where there was also a Green Sandpiper; 2 Black-tailed Godwits went east over the Filey Road park-and-ride at 11.00; 5 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs were on the south side of Castle Hill; in Cornelian Bay there were 2 Eiders, a Common Sandpiper and a lingering Arctic Skua; at Scalby Mills another Eider, a Teal and 42 Sandwich Terns and in North Bay 7 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and a Great Skua.

At Long Nab today 12 Teal, 10 Common Scoter, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Oystercatchers, a Golden Plover, 5 Ringed Plover, 12 Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Turnstone, 3 Knot, 3 Dunlin, 9 Redshank, a Greenshank, 54 Sandwich Terns, 9 Common Terns, 38 Arctic Terns, a Great Skua, an Arctic Skua and 62 Swifts.

Cetaceans today included no less than 5 different Minke Whales with 4 moving south and the other heading north off Long Nab and presumably one of these also being seen from Queens Parade.

Great White Egret - Seamer Tip Pool - Iain Leadley

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