Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Sunday 20th August 2017

The long staying juvenile Green Woodpecker was seen again at Cornelian Ravine where there was also a juvenile Stonechat and in the bay a single Whimbrel; the highlights off Long Nab before 09.05 were 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Great Skuas all of which went south; Harwood Dale Lake held 16 Mandarins, a Teal, a Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher and 20 Pied Wagtails and on Johnson’s Marsh a group of 8 Teal.

Off Long Nab this afternoon there was a Minke Whale about 1 mile out which was apparently feeding and remained in the area for at least 45 minutes. Unfortunately it drifted north just before I got there. Also at Long Nab this afternoon were a Whinchat, a Stonechat and a Whimbrel flew north and in South Bay a total today of 6 Mediterranean Gulls.

Another interesting mammal reported today was a Noctule Bat at Harwood Dale Lake this afternoon.


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