7th September 2018
A surge of hirundines late morning was the main story of the day, with over 500 (453s, 62n) counted through Reighton Sands between 1000-1145hrs, and a further 86n through Gristhorpe Bay earlier. A late Swift, 120 Swallows, four Mute Swans and a Ruff were further highlights from the former site, with two Golden Plovers at the latter. A Hobby was the pick of the Gap vismig this morning, and two Sooty Shearwaters, six Bonxies and eight Arctic Skuas were the best of a quiet sea. The Dams holds three Greenshank, three Black-tailed Godwit and five Green Sandpipers among the usuals, with two Greenshank and two Ringed Plovers at East Lea. Odd Snipe are at various wetland sites.
See below for a very exciting, one-off event down the road at Flamborough Bird Observatory – all proceeds towards their new seawatch hide – not to be missed!