Saturday, 8 April 2017

Monday 3rd April 2017

Today started with the report of Redwings moving over the town in the early morning fog. Continuing the theme of migration we had some movement at Long Nab today with 169 Linnets, 46 Goldfinches, 11 Chaffinches, 27 Meadow Pipits and 6 Sand Martins all heading south, also in the Long Nab area 13 Shore Larks, a Redwing, a Wheatear and 15 Brambling.

Johnson’s Marsh still had a ♂ Garganey and a single Swallow went south over North Bay this evening.

The ♂ Garganey was still present at Potter Brompton Carr along with a Little Egret, 22 Teal, 4 Wigeon and a Little Ringed Plover. Wykeham South Lake had 4 Egyptian Geese, 2 Goldeneye and 3 Little Ringed Plovers and to the west of the lakes there was a Green Woodpecker and a Willow Warbler.

News from some less frequently visited areas today included 7 Buzzards, 7 Golden Plovers and 3 Stonechats on High Moor, a Willow Warbler at Muston, a Blackcap near the depot at Low Yedmandale and 2 Sand Martins and 2 Shelducks north and 3 Siskins south at South Cliff.

Finally in Ellerburn this evening there were 2♀ Goosander, a Goshawk, 5 Common Buzzards, a Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtails, 4 Swallows and 3 Willow Tits. 

Linnet - Pauline Dent
Shore Lark - Long Nab - Chris Bradshaw



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