A good start to the month, firstly the 2 elusive Common Crane were seen again flying west over Wykeham South Lake towards Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) where they appeared to drop in.
Also at Wykeham South Lake the first autumn passage Osprey was seen fishing as well as 5 Egyptian Geese, a Shoveler and a Wigeon.
On the move (south unless stated) 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Fulmar + 1 north, 126 Cormorant north, 1 Shag north, 10 Teal north, 375 Common Scoter north, 2 Oystercatcher + 1 north, 3 Golden Plover, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Curlew north, 13 Black-headed Gull + 86 north, 8 Common Gull + 3 north, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Sandwich Tern + 20 north, 1 Auk sp + 3 north, 32 Swift, 9 Sand Martin, 9 Swallow and 6 Linnet.
Elsewhere the Scaup remained on Peasholm Park (present there since March now!), a Bar-tailed Godwit, a Little Egret, 47 Sandwich Tern and 3 recently fledged Kestrel were in Cornelian Bay and a Green Sandpiper, a Teal, a Little Egret and 8 Grey heron were on Johnson's Marsh.
|Little Egret - Johnson's Marsh - Nick Addey|