Friday 15 September 2023

Friday 15th September

 Three Tawny Owls were calling in the area of Trafalgar Road/Trafalgar Square in the early hours. Two Little Egret and an immature Marsh Harrier were at Potter Brompton Carr. (Most birds now moved on).Three Willow Tit, one Marsh Tit, two Blackcap, one Nuthatch and seven Crossbill were in the Haygate area of Dalby. Many seabirds feeding on bait fish on a calm sea today. Approximately 30 Common Tern, six Sandwich Tern, a Great Northern Diver and a Canada Goose were amongst Auks and Gannets in North Bay and an Arctic Skua was off Marine Drive. Highlights south past Long Nab this afternoon; Single Balearic Shearwater, single Sooty Shearwater, three Manx Shearwater (3N), one Arctic Skua (1N) and 18 Swallow. Two 1st calendar year Yellow-legged Gulls flew north. Four Swallow flew north at Jackson's Bay.

Common Tern at Scalby Mills by Mark Hepples.

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