Saturday, 21 April 2018

Thursday 19th April 2018

At Wykeham South Lake the Black-throated Diver remained for another day and also present were a Barnacle Goose, 6 Gadwall, 12 Wigeon and a Barn Owl whilst at Long Nab a Red Kite went south at 09.30 plus 2 Egyptian Geese (S), a cream crown Marsh Harrier (N) at 10.28, a Golden Plover (N), a Little Ringed Plover (S), 9 Sand Martins (S), 23 Swallow (20 S, 3 N), 5 House Martin (S), 9 Yellow Wagtail sp. (8 S, 1 N), 2 Tree Pipit (S), 481 Linnet (S) and 241 Goldfinches (S). Also in that area a Corn Bunting was in the first gully to the south of Crook Ness.

At 10.10 two Arctic Terns were seen fishing just off shore in North Bay and by 11.30 that had increased to 8 individuals near the skate park but by 13.05 they were resting on rocks about 50m off shore from The Sands, the final sighting for the day was a single bird back off the skate park at 18.00.

Other sightings today included an Osprey flying west along Valley Road at 09.48; a female Merlin on Cayton Carrs this afternoon; a Lesser Whitethroat in Barmoor Close; a Shelduck with the Redshanks by Cayton Bowling Club; a Kingfisher at the Open Air Theatre and at Potter Brompton Carr 9 Shoveler, 8 Gadwall, 14 Snipe, 2 Whitethroats and a Lesser Whitethroat.

Arctic Terns - North Bay - Chris Bull
Black-throated Diver - Wykeham South Lake - Kevin Groocock


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