21st January 2016

Notable records from the last few days are again headed up by our (very) long-staying American friend in the north of the bay – the young male Surf Scoter clocking up a remarkable 38 days as of this morning. Single Blue Fulmars passed the Brigg on 18th, 19th & 20th, with a Black-throated Diver past on 18th (JS). Up to three Great Northern Divers remain in the bay, and several Woodcock records have included birds in off the sea and also on the Brigg. A Little Gull was reported from the Dams yesterday, while the deceased White-beaked Dolphin was confirmed as a young female.

Glaucous Gull & White-beaked Dolphin, 16th (Mark Pearson)

Glaucous Gull & White-beaked Dolphin, 16th (Mark Pearson)

The ringing team have been busy both day and night of late, with some fascinating results – see here for more details….