Sunday, 3 September 2017

Tuesday 29th August 2017

This morning on Harwood Dale Lake there was a Greenshank, a Redshank, a Snipe and 3 Yellow Wagtails and on Johnson’s Marsh we had a Kingfisher.

On South Cliff after the rain there were signs of some movement today with an increase in Warblers, 4 Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat, 3 Blackcaps and a Garden Warbler but the best thing was a juvenile Cuckoo flying northwest. The biggest surprise though was a Fulmar gliding low over the fairways of the South Cliff Golf Course and nearby on the rocks below Holbeck 5 adult Mediterranean Gulls were reported.

Past Long Nab today were a Wigeon (S), 98 Teal (12 S, 86 N), 149 Common Scoter (20 S, 129 N), 3 Red-throated Divers (1 S, 2 N), a Sanderling (S), 21 Sandwich Tern (8 S, 13 N), 11 Common Tern (1 S, 10 N) and 2 Great Skua (S). This evening around the hedges and fields were a Barn Owl, a Little Owl, 3 Willow Warblers, 9 Chiffchaffs, a Whitethroat and a Goldcrest.

Whitethroat - Long Nab - Nick Addey

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