Monthly Archives: August 2018

CATS

31st August 2018

A productive sea yielded two Roseate Terns, two Velvet Scoters, three Sooty Shearwaters, five Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas and 80 Common Scoters past this morning, as well as 5500 Gannets (and a Sooty) past the Gap. Yesterday (30th), a Black …

28th August 2018

The last couple of days have been notable mainly for the big numbers of seabirds in feeding frenzies along our coast from North Cliff to Reighton, consisting of several thousand Kittiwakes and hundreds of terns. Of the latter, two Black …

26th August 2018

A Balearic Shearwater, 75 Manx Shearwaters, five Arctic Skuas, 200 Common Terns and seven Bonxies were the highlights of a morning seawatch from the Brigg, while lesser numbers from the Gap however also involved a Sooty Shearwater. Small numbers of …

24th August 2018

Another Black Tern was today’s highlight, while yesterday’s (23rd) were 35 Willow Warblers in Top Scrub and a Little Ringed Plover on the Rocket Pole Field pond. The 22nd saw a good selection locally including two Spotted Redshanks at the …

20th August 2018

The last few days days have mostly been about waders, with good numbers passing through and stopping off, especially at the Dams and East Lea. Highlights there (most of which are still present) include Spotted Redshank, up to 11 Black-tailed …

13th August 2018

A small arrival of passerines arrived on Carr Naze in the fog early afternoon, with single Garden Warbler, Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler there; a further 20 Willow Warblers, two Garden Warblers and a Sedge Warbler were in Top Scrub. Little …

11th August 2018

A Merlin went east over Top Scrub this morning, a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was on Carr Naze, at least five Yellow Wagtails remain in the Carr Naze Pond area, and a similar cast of waders are at East Lea and the …

8th August 2018

A Merlin came in off the sea and hunted over Carr Naze early afternoon, two Roseate Terns and – one of them or another later in the morning – were feeding off the Brigg, an adult Pomarine Skua and an …

6th August 2018

Three Minke Whales (the peak count so far this year) were feeding north and north east of the Brigg today, while two Hobbies came in off the sea and a Marsh Harrier went north. Two Arctic Skuas went south, and …

3rd August 2018

A colour-ringed adult Mediterranean Gull was at the Dams and an Avocet went south off the Brigg today, with other waders on the move in reasonable numbers, which included 45 Redshank and 114 Whimbrels. In addition, 22 Common Terns went …