The highest day total of Whooper Swan was beaten today, with birds past Long Nab and on Wykeham South Lake totalling 64, interestingly the previous highest day total of a mere 37 was set back on the 7th March 2011!
At Wykeham South Lake the 19 Whooper Swan were still present with 92 Wigeon and 7 Goldeneye also there, at Long Nab there were 4 Red-throated Diver, 23 Curlew, 6 Guillemot, 2 Meadow Pipit and 2 Lapland Bunting, a Shelduck, 5 Wigeon and 10 Mallard were on Flotmanby Carr, 70+ Teal were on the river east of Ruston Carr Bridge, 7 Common Scoter and a Guillemot were in South Bay, 2 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin were on Cayton Carr and 15 Siskin were in Falsegrave Park.
On the move (south unless stated) were 7 Red-throated Diver + 5 north, 9 Fulmar + 3 north, 92 Gannet, 7 Cormorant + 6 north, 45 Whooper Swan north, 6 Teal, 1 Common Scoter + 1 north, 1 Goosander, 4 Curlew, 4 Black-headed Gull north, 2 Common Gull + 4 north, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 158 Herring Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull + 7 north, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 2 Auk sp + 16 north, and 2 Alba.
Late news was received of a Great Grey Shrike in Sieve Dale, Dalby Forest along with a Goshawk, 3 Fieldfare, 6 Siskin and 3 Crossbill.
|A record of Long Nab's highest Whooper Swan total at a range of about 3.5 miles! - Michael McNaghten|