Thursday, 5 August 2021
Wednesday 4th August
A Marsh Harrier was spotted heading north over Seamer Road Mere towards town early in the morning. The first 2 returning Grey Wagtails were at the mere, and 6 juvenile Willow Tits were in the tit flocks. A darvic ringed male Coot, which has been present much of the year and is now feeding its second brood, was ringed in St James's Park, London where it remained until the end of last year. At least 5 Buzzards, 2 Goshawks, a Green Woodpecker, a Willow Tit and 3 Crossbills were in the Nabgate area of Dalby Forest. The first southerly movement of Swallows was observed, 67 in 3 hours, together with 23 Sand Martins. 2 Whinchats (a male and a juvenile) were seen at Jugger Howe Beck, where 4 Golden Plover flew south. 33 Swifts were hawking over Woodall Avenue early in the morning. A Mediterranean Gull landed at the north end of Cayton Bay this afternoon.