Sunday 1 September 2019

Sunday 1st September

A Wheatear, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats and 10 Swallows were seen heading south near Crook Ness this morning. A Lesser Whitethroat and a Blackcap were at Burton Riggs, 40 Tree Sparrows were at Metes Lane, and a Mink was in a dyke at Star Carr. In Jackson's Bay there was a Sanderling, 2 Knot, a Dunlin, 6 Ringed Plover and 3 Bar-tailed Godwits. Highlights from this morning's pelagic were two first calendar year Caspian Gulls , 3 Manx Shearwaters, a Great Skua, a Puffin, 3 Teal, 3 Common Scoter, 2 Ringed Plover flying south, 2 Meadow Pipits flying west, and a Wheatear 2 miles out. This afternoon an Osprey flew south along the cliffs at Long Nab, and a Ringtail Hen Harrier flew in off the sea in Cornelian Bay, where there was also a Little Grebe and a Common Sandpiper. A third calendar year Mediterranean Gull and 6 Tufted Duck were seen at Seamer Road Mere, plus 3 swifts ahead of the storm. At Castle Hill there were 3 Wheatears, 50 Goldfinches and a Clouded Yellow butterfly. 22 Turnstones were in the harbour and 4 Swifts flew over the Old Town. Near the Long Nab observation hut this afternoon were 3 Wheatears and 7 Rock Pipits. 2 Wigeon and 9 Teal were at Johnson's Marsh.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Caspian Gull - Matthew Binns

Fulmar - Chris Bell

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