Despite original reports of no sign of the Hoopoe on Long Nab at 05.30 it reappeared in the horse field at about 08.30 where it remained for the rest of the day but frequently was out of view in the dips in the field. For anyone thinking about visiting tomorrow the bird will be looked for early and if present we advise parking at the beginning of Station Lane in Cloughton by the houses and walking to view the bird. This is a single track road and can be busy with large farm machinery so we hope to avoid any confrontation whilst the bird is present. Also refrain from entering any of the fields and avoid any damage to the hedgerow.
Also at Long Nab a Reed Warbler was trapped at the ringing site and 4 Common Terns and a Whimbrel flew south.
Elsewhere today we had a Common Sandpiper at Johnson’s Marsh with another at Wykeham South Lake, 4♂ Redstarts holding territory at Bridestones and a Fieldfare was seen at Bickley Heights.
|Hoopoe - Long Nab - Dave Mansell|