Sunday 30 August 2020

Sunday 30th August

4 Sanderlings were on the beach in North Bay this morning and 3 were seen there in the afternoon. A Hobby was hunting House Martins over Thornton Dale woods, and a Swift was seen in the Mowthorpe area. An Avocet circled Wykeham South Lake this morning, and Goshawk flew north-east over Crossgates this afternoon. Migrants on Castle Hill included a Wood Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Willow Warblers and a Wheatear; while migrants on South Cliff this afternoon included a Whinchat, a Wheatear, a Lesser Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler. Highlights seen passing Long Nab through the day include: 73 Sooty Shearwaters,100 Manx Shearwaters, a Pintail, a Red-breasted Merganser, a Mediterranean Gull, 18 Great Skuas, 8 Arctic Skuas and 5 Long-tailed Skuas. A Wheatear was near the Long Nab observatory, and the Hen Harrier was again seen over the field inland from there as well as inland of Cliff Top House and north of Rock Lane. 3 Swifts and 3 Swallows were at Crook Ness.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Sanderling - Scarborough Porpoise

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