Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday 26th November 2017

A couple of interesting late records for summer visitors today as a Swallow was seen at Wrench Green and a House Martin was over Old Town this afternoon. Also this morning a Great White Egret flew by the bridge halfway between Brompton and Sherburn heading in the direction of Potter Brompton Carr.

The highlights from Long Nab today included the continued presence of the Whimbrel, 2 Great Skuas went south and 21 Fulmars, the first for 8 weeks, went north. Johnson’s Marsh had 82 Wigeon, 26 Teal and 22 Curlew and behind the wall on Marine Drive there was a Stonechat.

The Mere today held 51 Tufted Ducks, 2 Pochards, 26 Cormorants, a Little Grebe, 2 Buzzards and 2 Finnish ringed Black-headed Gulls, the adult was ringed as a pullus 25/06/16 at Kokkola 63 57N 23 24E and the 1st cy as a pullus on 11/06.2017 at Hyvinkaa 60 39N 24 59E. The Open Air Theatre had a couple of Kingfishers; at Holbeck Car Park there were 5 adult Mediterranean Gulls and 21 Purple Sandpipers were roosting in Cornelian Bay at high tide.

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