Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday 2nd August 2017

The highlight of the day came from Long Nab but for once it wasn’t a bird, at 08.35 a Minke Whale was recorded moving slowly northwards. There was little bird movement evident today but the following were all recorded going south between 07.10 and 09.45 – 11 Oystercatchers, 3 Whimbrel, 12 Curlew, 8 Knot, 2 Dunlin, 10 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern, 16 Swift, 6 Sand Martin and 10 Swallows.

The eclipse male Garganey was still present on Harwood Dale Lake with 14 Teal, 19 Mandarins and 52 Lapwings: Johnson’s Marsh had a Little Egret, 12 Herons, 2 Little Grebe and 19 Moorhens; 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls were enticed to Holbeck car park and at Wykeham Raptor View Point there were a Hobby, 3 Goshawks, a few Buzzards and some Crossbills but no reports of any Honey Buzzards today.

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