|Glaucous Gull - Stewart Sexton|
Mick Turton shows that birding the Spurn area remains a profitable pastime as he increases his score to 271 points, up a dozen on June. He managed to add White-rumped Sandpiper on the 4th July to celebrate Independence day in style as well as a fly by Nightjar which must have been a surprise. Incidently, Mick is 11 points up on our record holder, Tim Jones, who was on 260 at this point last year. Martin Garner managed to close the gap a little on Mick with 20 points. Nick Addey remains the top Scarborough birder and is now only 6 points behind Martin after a Long-tailed Skua flew past Long Nab.
The aforementioned Long-tailed Skua was found by Chris Bradshaw for some bonus points. The only other six pointer this month was a Crane for Tom Cadwallender. Other highlights this month include Roseate Terns for Tom Middleton and Jonathan Farooqi while Chris B also managed a Storm Petrel and a Balearic Shearwater.