Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Monday 10th July 2017

The now famous Honey Buzzard was seen again at Wykeham Raptor View Point at 13.35, so that’s now five consecutive days with sightings.

Long Nab between 05.50 and 13.10 produced a Teal, 363 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Little Egrets, a Whimbrel, 7 Curlew, 3 adult Little Gulls, an adult Mediterranean Gull, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull at 08.07, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 15 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and a Siskin all went north and going south were a Common Scoter, 5 Manx Shearwaters, a Ringed Plover, a Whimbrel, 3 Curlew, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Puffin, 943 Swifts, 20 Sand Martins and a Yellow Wagtail. Also the Corn Bunting was still present on its usual favourite wires.

Elsewhere reports included 5 Common Scoter in South Bay; 3 Little Grebes on Johnson’s Marsh; 3 Teal and 16 Mandarins on Harwood Dale Lake and 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck with 2 on the nearby school playing fields soon after.

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