23rd July 2014
A quiet day in the area but for a juvenile Mediterranean Gull heading north (CW), with moderate northerly winds delivering very little over the sea and local wetlands remaining wader-free.
Yesterday (22nd) was notable mainly for the continuing upsurge in dispersing Little Egrets, with a day record of at least 16 logged – groups of five, four and seven came in off the sea, while four at the Dams and a single on the Brigg may have involved some of the above. In what is the traditional window for arrivals of this species into the area, this year is clearly a record-breaking one, with over thirty birds recorded in the last couple of weeks.
Also yesterday, The Tip held a Snipe and a Curlew, while Yellow Wagtails are now a daily feature overhead and at marshy locations – as well as on the Brigg end this morning (see below).
A late report of a Blue Fulmar (likely the same small bird in wing moult seen recently near Scarborough) was the highlight of 21st.