Friday 22 July 2022

Friday 22nd July

 Waders were on the move today. A watch at South Cliff between 0625hrs and 1150 hrs produced the following north: a Greater Scaup at 1029hrs, a Golden Plover, an Arctic Skua, two Great Skuas and 11 Mediterranean Gulls comprising of two adults and nine juveniles, an Arctic Tern and 226 Sandwich Terns, with 22 passing south. Also south past there were 81 Dunlin, 14 Knot, 32 Redshank, 192 Oystercatcher and nine Mediterranean Gulls, comprising of seven adults and two second summer birds. A Common Sandpiper was on Black Rocks and three Willow Warblers were in the Cornelian area. 14 Redshank and two Sandwich Terns were at Scalby Mills. Highlights past Long Nab over two sea watches were 359 Oystercatchers south and 36 north, five Whimbrel south, single Sanderling and Purple Sandpiper south, 11 Mediterranean Gulls and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull north and 301 Sandwich Terns, with 255 north and 46 south. Two Turtle Doves were again seen on wires alongside the Cinder Track between Burniston and Cloughton.

Cormorant in the Harbour by Becca-Marie Sealife Safari.

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