Saturday 8 March 2014

Saturday 8th March 2014

The GREEN-WINGED TEAL was present again today on Potter Brompton Carr. For anyone wishing to see the bird access has been arranged for tomorrow morning between 07.00hrs and 11.00hrs only, there is strictly no access to the site outside these times, any attempts to access the site outside these times may result in the news of any good birds in the future being withheld!
To reach Potter Brompton Carr take the A64 to Ganton, turn north towards Ganton Golf Club continuing north over the railway crossing to reach the small bridge over Sherburn Cut (Grid ref: SE 979 789). Park near here ensuring vehicles can still pass along the road & that no gateways are blocked.
From here walk west along the track to view the wetland to the south.
Also on Potter Brompton Carr during the day were 2 Shelduck, 24 Teal, 22 Curlew, 48 Lapwing, 252 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 29 Pied Wagtail and a Lapland Bunting flew east.
Elsewhere 4 Great Crested Grebe, 50+ Wigeon, 1 Shoveler, 2 Goldeneye and 6 Oystercatcher were on Wykeham South Lake, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Gadwall and 2 Goosander were on Seamer Mere, 2 Shelduck were on Scalby Lodge Pond, 4 Goosander were on Harwood Dale Lake, the Polish ringed adult Mediterranean Gull PNN5 was at Scalby Mills along with 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull and the Chiffchaff was still in Crook Ness.
On the move during the day (south unless stated) were 3 Red-throated Diver north, 8 Fulmar + 8 north, 9 Gannet, 4 Cormorant + 12 north, 2 Shag north, 3 Whooper Swan north, 12 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Eider, 11 Black-headed Gull, 64 Common Gull + 6 north, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull north, 430 Herring Gull, 9 Great Black-backed Gull + 15 north, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Guillemot, 3 Skylark in off and south, 8 Starling, 1 Goldfinch and 2 Linnet.

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