Friday, 16 August 2013


Welcome to the all new Blog format for Scarborough Birders. As you will see at the moment we are up and running but the site is still very basic, we will be transferring the content of the last site to this one in due course but wanted to get going so the daily sightings are updated regularly now we are into the exciting part of the year! Thank you for your patience and good birding.

Thursday 15th August 2013
A juvenile Garganey at Johnson's Marsh and 4 Yellow-legged Gulls (2 adults, 2 juveniles) at Wykeham South Lake were the highlights of the day. Also at Wykeham South Lakes were 22 Teal, 3 Common Sandpiper a Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank, 26 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 250 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin and 60+ Pied Wagtail.
At Flotmanby Carr there were 3 Shelduck, 29 Ringed Plover, 17 Dunlin, 8 Green Sandpiper a Greenshank and a brilliant count of 9 Ruff. A Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank were on Scalby Lodge Pond, the autumns first Wheatear was at Harwood Dale Lake along with a Shoveler a Green Sandpiper and 7 Snipe and 2+ Nightjars were in Harwood Dale Forest including a juvenile trapped and ringed.

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