Friday 13 September 2019

Friday 13th September

The Ruff was again at Johnson's Marsh early this morning, but had left by 9:00 when 26 Teal were present, and later 2 Wigeon were present. A Crane was spotted initially in fields in Cloughton and later in the field north of Fields Farm near Long Nab. 80 Lapwings were seen over Howdale Moor, and 3 Greenland Wheatears on Jugger Howe Moor. A Mediterranean Gull flew south at Long Nab, where there were 3 Whinchats near the cover crop and a Stonechat south of the observation hut. 6 Buzzards were seen circling over Crossgates for 10 minutes this afternoon, and 52 Pink-footed Geese flew south over Thornton Dale. Between Scalby Mills and Cromer Point there were 7 Wheatears and 130 Great Black-backed Gulls. In Jackson's Bay there were 197 Oystercatchers, 7 Ringed Plovers, a Sanderling, 54 Turnstones (one colour-ringed), 7 Dunlin, 22 Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 22 Curlew and 3 Whimbrel (flying south). A Bottlenose Dolphin was seen off Marine Drive, then another was seen off Scalby Mills heading south, and finally a total of 6 were seen heading south round the Castle Headland.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Wheatear on North Bay - Melanie Pearl

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