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 and 39 Dunlin. Also on the move were 105 Common Scoters, 191 Sandwich Terns, four Tufted Ducks and a Red-throated Diver, while two Ruff, two Snipe and 106 Lapwings were at the Dams.

Turnstone, Brigg (Mark Pearson)

On 19th, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull was in the Brigg area, 15 Crossbills flew south over the golf course, a Wood Sandpiper, a Snipe and a Dunlin were at East Lea, a Black-tailed Godwit, two Ruff and a Common Sandpiper were at the Dams, and movement on the sea included seven Shrelduck, 125 Common Scoter, 4 Red-throated Divers, 56 Manx Shearwaters, 50 Oystercatchers, 17 Whimbrels, 10 Sanderlings, two Knot, 185 Dunlins and 95 Sandwich Terns.

On 18th, our bioblitz was a huge success, logging around 900 species in the FBOG recording area! These included three Storm-petrels trapped overnight three Arctic Skuas past, Wood Sandpipers at the Dams and the Tip, Green Sandpipers at several sites and ajuvenile Mediterranean Gull over the Country Park. 

Sandwich Tern, Brigg (Mark Pearson)