Monthly Archives: July 2016

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31st July 2016

The month ended with activity at the Dams and East Lea picking up (as expected at this point in the season), with combined wader totals including ten Black-tailed Godwits on 29th (eight Dams, two East Lea), single Ruff & Greenshank …

28th July 2016

Two juvenile Marsh Harriers again frequented the northern area today, one again at the Dams and East Lea and another in the Carr Naze / Country Park area. On the sea, the odd Great and Arctic Skua and small numbers …

26th July 2016

Early raptor movements have begun over the last couple of days, with a Hobby at the Dams on 24th and Marsh Harriers at North Cliff yesterday and at the Dams today. Otherwise, the latter site is holding up to four …

23rd July 2016

Wader passage picked up significantly today over the sea, with combined (rough) totals from Hunmanby Gap and the Brigg of c150 Whimbrel, 150 Dunlin, 80 Redshank, 70 Knot and as many as 150 unidentified Calidris waders. Also recorded were c180 …

20th July 2016

Today’s highlight was a Black Tern which headed south off the Brigg late afternoon, the second of the year (MJP). Other seawatch records today included a good passage of waders in the morning, which included 130 Knot, 112 Dunlin, 42 …

17th July 2016

The highlight of the last few days was a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull which followed a fishing boat north past the Brigg this morning (MJP) – the first this year. A dark-morph Arctic Skua went south yesterday (16th) on what has …

13th July 2016

Today’s seawatching produced single Great and Arctic Skuas, 442 Common Scoters north, 25 Manx Shearwaters, a Bar-tailed Godwit and 230 Fulmars north, with six Knot and a Turnstone among small numbers of waders on the Brigg and a juvenile Grey …

9th July 2016

More activity over the last couple of days has included impressive Swift movements, peaking yesterday (8th) with a minimum of 2025 heading south (the majority in the morning). A Velvet Scoter and a Mediterranean Gull (JS) were sea-watching highlights this morning, …

6th July 2016

Passage over the sea has picked up slightly in the last two couple of days, the best of being a total of 635 Common Scoter north and 58 south on the morning of 5th, when wader passage included a Bar-tailed …

4th July 2016

An unsettled few days with steadily rising temperatures have seen little in the way of notable records, with a Crossbill and 12 Common Scoter south on 1st, when two Dunlin and a Whimbrel were among a few Brigg waders. Seven …