24th June 2019

A busier few days peaking with a Sooty Tern heading North off the Brigg earlier today. The bird had previously gone through Bempton Cliffs and is a first for FBOG area and Yorkshire. Other seawatching highlights include double-figures of Manx Shearwaters daily, triple figure counts of Common Scoters today and yesterday and a male Black Redstart feeding around the seawatching hide on 21st (as always seawatch counts can be found on trektellen.org). The Dams has held up to three Little Egrets and 15 Lapwing, and a Quail was calling to the South of Blue Dolphin early on the morning of 22nd. Odonata activity also picked up with a first for the area in the form of a Vagrant Emperor on 21st and a Red-Veined Darter on 22nd.

The Sooty Tern that passed the Brigg, taken at RSPB Bempton Cliffs  (Will Scott)