Wednesday 4 September 2019

Wednesday 4th September

Early this morning 2 Minke Whales were seen heading north, about 2.5 miles off Long Nab. 64 Pink-footed Geese were seen from Holbeck, heading south, and 10 Mediterranean Gulls were in South Bay (8 adults and 2 first calendar year birds). At Ravenscar this afternoon there were 400 plus Swallows, 70 plus House Martins, 17 Sand Martins, a Willow Warbler, 96 Linnets and 67 Goldfinches, while a female Merlin was spotted at Stoupe Brow. 2 Bar-tailed Godwits were in North Bay, one of them with colour rings (ringed in Norway). A Snipe, 8 Teal, 11 Wigeon and 15 Moorhens were at Johnson's Marsh, and a Shoveler was on Harwood Dale Lake. A Turtle Dove was in Burniston and 5 Swifts were seen heading south over Dean Road this evening.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Bar-tailed Godwit - Andy Hall

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