Saturday, 8 August 2020

Saturday 8th August

 15 Mediterranean Gulls, including 3 juveniles, were in the high tide roost on Black Rocks this morning. A Great Skua flew south inland along the golf course at South Cliff, and at least one Willow Tit was in Cornelian Ravine. 3 Honey Buzzards and 2 Goshawks were seen from Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint. Highlights from Long Nab include: 2 Turtle Doves, 3 Arctic Skuas, a Tree Pipit, and 3 Crossbills, all heading south. A Shoveler, a Shelduck, 3 Teal and 7 Mandarins were at Harwood Dale Lake, and a Fulmar was seen flying south over Woodall Avenue. Little Egrets were at Johnson's Marsh, Brompton pond, and 2 at Wykeham Lakes. Also at Wykeham Lakes were a male Marsh Harrier, a Greenshank and 3 Common Sandpipers. 3 Green Sandpipers were still at Northstile pool. At Scalby Mills there were juvenile Common and Mediterranean Gulls, plus 70 Black-headed Gulls (including the Norwegian-ringed JO2Z individual seen there each year). A Whimbrel was spotted flying south.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200808

Juvenile Whitethroat - Terry Hobson


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