A breeding plumage Black-throated Diver flew north past Long Nab Obs at 0948hrs and a Black Guillemot continued north past there at 1113hrs after momentarily landing on the sea. Four Snow Buntings were feeding in the field north of the Obs just 20 metres from the Cleveland Way. Also passing north at Long Nab today were 40 Dunlin, five Purple Sandpipers and a first calendar year Yellow-legged Gull. Three Barnacle Geese flew south there. Four Common Buzzard were over Barmoor, Scalby and a Nuthatch flew into the park behind Heron Lane, Crossgates. Four Grey Heron flew north over Stepney and a Little Owl was at Thornton Carrs. A Willow Tit, three Marsh Tit, three Jay and two Common Buzzard were in the Dalby/Sand Dale area. The origin of ringing of one of four Turnstones in the harbour bearing a combination of coloured leg rings is currently being researched and two Razorbill and three Guillemot were on the sea off Marine Drive. Two Redwing, the first of the autumn, were reported over Valley Road late evening.
Ringed Plover by Pauline Dent.