Saturday 16 September 2023

Saturday 16th September

 15 House Martins were over Cayton this morning, a Black Tern feeding in Cornelian Bay slowly moved south and an Arctic Skua was off Marine Drive. A Kingfisher was at Scalby Mills. A Pied Flycatcher was on the SE corner of Castle Hills and three Stonechat were on the tops. Highlights past Long Nab this morning; one  Red-breasted Merganser N, seven Sooty Shearwaters (6N, 1S), 20 Arctic Skuas (18S, 2N), two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas S, one Great Skua N and a first calendar year Caspian Gull S, At Potter Brompton Carr viewed from Heybridge; seven Little Egret, 55 Teal, one Wigeon, two cream crown Marsh Harrier, one Hobby, 120 Lapwing, six Dunlin, one Little Stint, one Kingfisher, 13Yellow Wagtail and one Grey Wagtail. Further highlights this afternoon past Long Nab: Four Sooty Shearwaters (3N,1S), one Little Gull N and seven Arctic Skuas, (2N, 5S). A Caspian Gull and 61 Cormorant were at South Cliff.

Cormorant at Seamer Road Mere by Beverley Senturk.

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