23rd September 2018

A little more activity on the sea this morning was headlined by a Balearic Shearwater lingering offshore for a while before meandering south, with back-up from 37 Manxies north (and three south), four Bonxies north (and two south), 11 Red-throated Divers south, a Puffin, 66 Teal (north), three Arctic Skuas south and three present, and the season’s first Whooper Swans – 12 were on the sea off the Gap before heading south first thing, and a further two flew over there and then Carr Naze (and later Long Nab).

Whooper Swans heading north towards Scarborough Castle (Mark Pearson)