After a spell away undertaking yet more surveys in Scotland, my return to Scarborough has coincided with some excellent seawatching. Sunday morning at Long Nab yielded a nice movement of 50 Little Auks (49 N, 1 S), a Red-necked Grebe, both Great Northern and Black-throated Divers, Long-tailed Duck and a variety of other wildfowl including a fair few Goldeneye.
This morning a further spell at the Nab produced a single Pomarine Skua, Black-throated Diver and a Short-eared Owl. The Lapland Bunting is still in residence north of the Obs. However, with the action at sea seemingly petering out, I was tempted to have a look in the harbour where the Black-necked Grebes are still performing very nicely and where I also enjoyed some nice views of Red-throated Diver. A Little Auk was close inshore at the nearby Marine Drive.
|A diving Black-necked Grebe|
|Juvenile Red-throated Diver|