Thursday 18 August 2022

Wednesday 17th August

 Conditions were ideal for an autumn sea watch in a fairly strong northerly wind and observers were not disappointed. Single Great and Cory's Shearwaters flew north past Long Nab Obs together with 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 837+ Manx Shearwaters, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, a European Storm Petrel, Blue Fulmar, 7 Little Gulls, one Black Tern, 3 Roseate Terns, juvenile Long-tailed Skua, Yellow-legged Gull and a Grey Plover. Six Sanderling and two Ringed Plover were in North Bay and four Common Sandpipers were at Seamer Tip Pool. Wykeham East Lake hosted a juvenile Peregrine, adult Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Redshank, 57 Lapwing, 8 Great crested Grebes, 64 Tufted Ducks and 26 Teal. Seawatching at Lebberston Cliff produced both the Great Shearwater and Blue Fulmar, 11 Arctic Skuas, 2 Little Gulls, and a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull. The Cuckoo was still present.

Common Whitethroat by Stephen Beaver.

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