This was another relatively quiet day with the cold northerly airstream.
On Star Carr today 16 Whimbrel, 4 Curlew and 2 Wheatears and on the Motocross track at Seamer there was a Little Ringed Plover, then presumably the same bird was seen over the Seamer Tip pool. There was also a Little Ringed Plover on Potter Brompton Carr plus 5 Snipe, 2 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Sedge Warblers and a Little Egret on Flixton Carr.
At Long Nab there was quite a movement north today with a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Sandwich Terns, 537 Fulmars, 279 Gannets and 536 Kittiwakes in 3½ hours observation. Down the coast at Scalby Mills there was a Common Sandpier, Whitethroat and 3 House Martins, later analysis of photographs showed the Sandpiper to be colour ringed. Nearby Johnson’s Marsh had a White Wagtail.
Wykeham South Lake had 19 Whimbrels early this evening, further afield today a Cuckoo was seen over the A171 at The Flask at 08.25 flying in the direction of Boggle Hole and on Low Moor using the layby by the A171 on the B1416 it is possible to see Red Grouse within our area. I mention this as the ones on the moor by the radio mast at Stoupe Brow are proving difficult this year.
|Kestrel - Alec Scott|