Saturday 23 September 2023

Saturday 23rd September

 A productive seawatch at Long Nab today. Highlights included Black Guillemot, Balearic Shearwater, 6 Sooty Shearwaters, Pomerine Skua, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Grey Plover, 176 (172 south) Red-throated Divers, and a 1cy Yellow-legged Gull. The Whinchat was still at the cover crop there. Three Ruddy Shelducks were at East Lake, NY Water Park. Also there were Egyptian Goose, 713 Greylag Geese, 112 Lapwing, 9 Swallows. Nine Ringed Plovers, 21 Common Terns at Scalby Mills. A Raven flew south over the town at 11:35am. At Potter Brompton Carr; 2 Great White Egrets, 7 Little Egrets, adult female Marsh Harrier, 25 Snipe, 76 Lapwing, 31 Teal, 12 Wigeon, 2 Water Rails, and 67 Pink-footed Geese flew south. A Kingfisher was in the harbour mouth.

Whinchat Long Nab - Steve Hey 

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