Friday, August 26th, 2016
The weather consisted light/moderate westerly winds and sunny skies. During the seawatch, two Red-throated Divers, 49 Teal, four Gadwall, 57 Common Scoter, 38 Oystercatcher, five Whimbrel, two Greenshank, a Golden Plover, 21 Arctic Skuas and a juvenile Long-tailed Skua flew south. Five Shelduck, a Pintail, 34 Common Terns and 27 Arctic Terns headed north. In addition, there were three Little Egrets; two flying south and one feeding on the rocks below the fog station.
Thornwick Pools attracted a Grey Heron, two Wigeon, two Teal, a Dunlin and a Ruff. Two Shelduck, seven Dunlin, a Little Stint and a Knot frequented South Landing, with an Eider, 12 Teal and 30 Ringed Plovers at Sewerby. The adult Yellow-legged Gull again roosted on the golf course. Passerine interest included five Whinchats at Thornwick and four Wheatears on the outer head.
West of the Dykes, sightings at Buckton included one Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, two Greenshank and a Redshank on the pond, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, two Stonechat and several Whinchat.