Friday 28 September 2018

Saturday 8th September 2018

In Cornelian Bay early afternoon there were 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Eider, a Purple Sandpiper, 4 Dunlin, a Knot, 3 Ringed Plovers and 8 Common Terns. On the opposite of town there were 3 Ringed Plovers in Jackson’s Bay and at Scalby Mills an immature ♂ Eider, a Wigeon, an adult Mediterranean Gull, 7 Redshanks, 9 Turnstones and 140 House Martins feeding over the beck.

Today at Long Nab 23 Red-throated Divers (11 S, 12 N), 2 Manx Shearwaters (N), a Buzzard (S), a Whimbrel (S), 23 Sandwich Terns (18 S, 5 N), 15 Common Terns (S), a Great Skua (N), 435 Meadow Pipits (S) the first real movement of the autumn and 158 Linnets (S). Also in this area today was the first site record of Nuthatch which dropped in from high to a hedge by the ringing plantation.

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