Sunday, 5 May 2019

Sunday 5th May

Today's big excitement was a Woodchat Shrike, found late in the afternoon in a hedge near Long Nab. Other highlights from Long Nab in the morning included 23 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Eiders, a Great Skua, 46 Whimbrel, 48 Knot, 3 Dunlin, a Golden Plover and 10 Turnstones, all heading north. An Arctic Tern and a second Great Skua were also seen passing by northwards later in the day. Both a Great Egret and a Little Egret were spotted together at Seamer Mead, plus at least 10 Whimbrel and a male Yellow Wagtail. 4 Whimbrel were also seen at Star Carr, and a Marsh Harrier flew north west over Seamer Tip Pool. Large numbers of Sand Martins were feeding over Wykeham South Lake, along with 2 Swifts, 6 House Martins and an Arctic Tern. Also seen at the lake were 6 Yellow Wagtails, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese, 610 Herring Gulls, 1 Great Black-backed Gull and 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls. Harwood Dale Lake had a drake Goosander and 2 Mandarins. At New May Beck, at the south end of Sneaton Low Moor, there was a Cuckoo and a displaying Curlew, and 2 Redstarts were singing in Helwath Wood.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20190505

Woodchat Shrike - Nick Addey

Swallow - Mark Hepples

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  1. This is exactly why I decided to start blogging. It can be very isolating being home with babies, even if you get out and do stuff each day. It is so nice to read about another woman going through it too!
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