Saturday, 14 May 2016

Friday 13th May 2016

A GREAT EGRET seen at Wykeham South Lake and nearby Causeway Lake before heading off northwest was the highlight of the day – only the 7th Scarborough record, though with three records in the last three years it seems this species will be occurring more regularly.
There was again plenty of wader action on the flood by Straits Lane with a fairly high turnover of birds, recorded throughout the day were 1 Greenshank, 10 Redshank, 4 Dunlin, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 31 Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel flew north over Wykeham South Lake while present there were 2 Pink-footed Geese, a Common Sandpiper, 520 Sand Martin and 40 House Martin.
On Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) there was a Grey Plover, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Ringed Plover and a Greenshank.

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