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 both commoner skuas are now an expected daily occurence. 

Black-tailed Godwit, Dams (Alan Walkington)

Yesterday (25th), a Black Tern went south in the evening, three Wheatears and two Whinchats were on Carr Naze, and a Yellow-legged Gull was on the Brigg. Waders are on the move over the Country Park, the Gap and over the sea every day, with small numbers of e.g. Grey and Golden Plovers, Whimbrels, Redshank, Greenshank, Snipe, Dunlin and other species logged most days recently.