Saturday 25 July 2020

Saturday 25th July

13 Herons were at Johnson's Marsh this morning, and 11 Mediterranean Gulls were at Holbeck (8 adults, a second summer bird, a first-summer bird and a juvenile). The Hen Harrier was still present. A juvenile Mediterranean Gull flew south past Marine Drive, and an adult Mediterranean Gull was also at Scalby Mills along with 24 Sandwich Terns (7 of them juveniles) and 4 Curlew. At Long Nab a juvenile Turtle Dove was feeding with Woodpigeons near Cliff Top House, a Grasshopper Warbler was singing north of the observatory, and 3 Willow Warblers were at Crook Ness plus the  Passing by were 22 Knot, 5 Whimbrel going south, and 324 Common Scoter, a Tufted Duck and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull going north. At Scalby Mills this afternoon there were 2 Redshank, an adult Mediterranean Gull, and 38 Sandwich Terns, while heading past south were 2 Dunlin, 4 Whimbrel and a Sparrowhawk ( about a mile/1.5 mile out to sea). 2+ Whinchats and 3 Stonechats were seen at Jugger Howe Moor, and an evening seawatch included a juvenile Mediterranean Gull and 2 Arctic Skuas north, plus 22 Whimbrel and 4 Knot south.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Grey Heron - Ray Maddison

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