Monthly Archives: July 2018

CATS

31st July 2018

Two Minke whales went north past the Brigg this morning with a third past the Gap earlier, and other movement at sea included 97 Sandwich Terns and 46 Knot. On the Brigg, a further 51 Knot were among a good …

27th July 2018

The season’s first Marsh Harrier flew west at Newbiggin, 25 Whimbrels went south over Carr Naze in the late afternoon, an Arctic Skua, four Sanderling and 10 Manxies were the best of the sea, a Pintail, a Little Egret and …

24th July 2017

The Dams hosted two Ruff, two Black-tailed Godwits, a Wood Sandpiper, a Green Sandpiper, a Wigeon, 12 Teal and three Snipe, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was in the bay corner again, and two Manxies were the best of a quiet …

20th July 2017

A juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was in the bay corner, and impressive wader passage over the Brigg and bay in the afternoon included 90 Whimbrel (in many groups), 59 Oystercatchers, a Bar-tailed Godwit, Green and Common Sandpipers, five Knot, 26 Redshank …

16th July 2018

A fairly busy week, with highlights including the following: 16th – four Mute Swan, five Manx Shearwater and 90 Sandwich Tern north; 82 Lapwing at the Dams, a Little Egret south at Reighton Sands. 15th – Adult Mediterranean Gull, two Arctic …

9th July 2018

Cetacean sightings have been the main story of the last few days, with the first two Minke Whales of the season north of the Brigg yesterday (8th) evening, when at least two White-beaked Dolphins were also present (from a group …

5th July 2017

Today’s highlight was a Spoonbill that frequented the Dams for a while this morning, while a pair of Long-tailed Ducks flew into the bay on 1st. Otherwise, thousands of Silver Y’s have been in the area over recent days, including …