Scarborough is another great place for sea-watching. From the hide at Long Nab, to the north of the town, shearwaters, skuas and divers can be viewed in autumn and winter. Sandwich, Common and Arctic Terns, and even occasionally Roseate Terns, use rocky Cromer Point as a roost.

The Sewage Works is a magnet for waders and ducks while Scalby Lodge attracts migrant warblers and other passerines, sometimes turning up a rarity.

Scarborough Harbour is excellent in winter for Purple Sandpipers and Turnstones and the occasional Glaucous or Iceland Gull, while divers are commonly seen offshore. Scarborough’s south side often attracts Mediterranean Gull.

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