Thursday, 26 August 2021
Thursday 26th August
A Long-tailed Skua flew north past Long Nab early this morning, and another (a juvenile) flew past in the afternoon. Other highlights from Long Nab included 18 Wigeon, 4 Red-throated Divers, 43 Sooty Shearwaters, 26 Great Skuas and 5 Arctic Skuas. Lots of terns were seen during a seawatch this evening - 200+ Sandwich Terns feeding and drifting north plus some Common/Arctic Terns. Harrassing the terns were 3 Arctic Skuas and 2 Great Skuas, while 2 or 3 Manx Shearwaters were feeding. Passing Marine Drive this morning were 35 Wigeon, 78 Teal, 6 Red-throated Divers, 11 Sanderlings (north), 14 Dunlin (north), 4 Purple Sandpiper (north) and a juvenile Long-tailed Skua south. A Red Kite was seen on Fylingdales Moor, and 5 Bar-tailed Godwits were in Jackson's Bay.