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If you're a fan of gazing out to sea, looking for seabirds or hoping for a glimpse of a passing whale or dolphin species, Flamborough Bird Observatory are hosting their inaugural Seawatch Festival over the coming August bank holiday weekend.
There's always something to be gained from events like this and 'seawatching' in late summer is a great time of the year for spotting seabirds and marine mammals on the move off the Yorkshire coast, and the way Flamborough Head juts out into the North Sea makes it the ideal spot for both. There's a relatively new seawatching hide on the headland and local wildlife watchers will be on hand to point out familiar Flamborough seabirds such as Fulmar, Shag and Kittiwake as well as likely passage birds such as Manx & Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua and with luck scarce species like Long Tailed Skua, and with lots of eyes on the sea it wouldn't be unusual for Bottle Nosed Dolphin and Minke Whale to be spotted alongside more commonly occuring marin mammals Harbour Porpoise, Common & Grey Seals.
Further details of the event will be up soon on the Flamborough Bird Observatory website and across their social media if you fancy dipping into the art and skill of 'seawatching'