Saturday 29 August 2020

Saturday 29th August

 A Swift was seen over Ramshill Road this morning, and the ring-tailed Hen Harrier was at Crook Ness again round noon. Highlights from Long Nab through the morning include 21 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Pintail, 52 Wigeon, 177 Teal, 14 Sooty Shearwaters, a Grey Plover, 6 Great Skuas, a Long-tailed Skua and 10 Arctic Skuas. 2 Eiders and a Shag were in South Bay, and 14 Turnstones were on the harbour. Passing Marine Drive through the day were: a Long-tailed Skua and 17 Arctic Skuas heading south, plus 5 Pale-bellied Brent Geese,  31 Wigeon, 39 Teal, 24 Common Scoter, a Manx Shearwater and 3 Sooty Shearwaters heading north (as well as the Eiders from South Bay). A Little Egret and 3 Turtle Doves were seen at Brompton Ponds.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Pale-bellied Brent Geese - Chris Bell

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