Thursday, 6 March 2014

Thursday 6th March 2014

The clear highlight of the day, and of the year so far, was the discovery of Scarborough's first GREEN-WINGED TEAL on Potter Brompton Carr. It was present there with 22 Teal for about 45 minutes before it and 4 other Teal left in the direction of Wykeham South Lake at 12.45hrs, but despite searching it wasn't relocated.
In the event that it is found again tomorrow on Potter Brompton Carr access arrangements will be made, details of which will be posted here.
Also on Potter Brompton Carr were 2 Shelduck, 1 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 180+ Common Gull, 17 Pied Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail and 15 Fieldfare (no general access), at Wykeham South Lake there were 19 Whooper Swan, 2 Egyptian Geese, 6 Gadwall, 6 Teal, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 6 Lapland Bunting were at Long Nab.
On the move during the day (south unless stated) were 11 Red-throated Diver + 8 north, 11 Fulmar + 19 north, 82 Gannet + 9 north, 2 Cormorant + 1 north, 1 Shag + 1 north, 188 Pink-footed Geese north, 1 Eider, 10 Common Scoter + 7 north, 1 Oystercatcher north, 6 Ringed Plover, 16 Black-headed Gull + 2 north, 23 Common Gull + 16 north, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 234 Herring Gull, 11 Great Black-backed Gull + 10 north, 1 Kittiwake + 1 north, 2 Razorbill, 8 Auk sp + 38 north and 8 Linnet.


Green-winged Teal, Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw

Green-winged Teal, Potter Brompton Carr - Chris Bradshaw

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