Monday, 14 August 2017

Monday 14th August 2017

The Rose-coloured Starling was still present on Londesborough Road but seemed to have changed its habits a bit as today the bird went missing for long periods and when it was in view it was only briefly in comparison to yesterday.

Up at Wykeham Raptor View Point the Honey Buzzards were putting on a show again today with three different birds being seen.

Long Nab produced quite a variety today with a total of 34 species being recorded the highlights of which included 6 Shelduck (S), 8 Mallard (S), 3 Pintail (N), 3 Teal (S), 5 Eider (N), 70 Common Scoter (1 S, 69 N), a Red-throated Diver (S), a juvenile Marsh Harrier (N) at 07.00, 6 Ringed Plover (S), 12 Black-tailed Godwits (S) at 06.49, a Curlew (N), 99 Redshank (S), a Knot (S), an adult Curlew Sandpiper (S) at 10.00, 56 Dunlin (S), 19 Sandwich Terns (N), 3 Common Terns (S), an Arctic Skua (S) and 8 Yellow Wagtails (S), also in the area a juvenile male Sparrowhawk was trapped and ringed and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was in the ringing plantation. Also some late news in from this afternoon - a Golden Plover flew south and a Bonxie came from the north and landed on the rocks below the Nab.

Elsewhere around Scarborough we had 24 Mandarins, 12 Teal and 4 Tufted Duck on Harwood Dale Lake; 11 Mediterranean Gulls around Holbeck (including a juvenile, a 2cy, a 3cy and 8 adults) also a Greenshank flew NW there: 2 Ringed Plovers in Jackson’s Bay and at Potter Brompton Carr a Green Sandpiper and a Yellow Wagtail.

Rosy Starling - Londesborough Road - Tony Dixon

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