Tuesday 3 June 2014

Monday 2nd June 2014

The 2nd turned out to be a very frustrating day for some up at Long Nab, it all started at 10.15hrs when what was almost certainly an adult male Citrine Wagtail was seen briefly near the Hut. Unfortunately the bird was incredibly mobile and usually fed by small puddles along tyre tracks in well grown crop fields making getting anything other than flight views virtually impossible. It was last seen at 12.10hrs, again briefly in flight but despite hours of searching after it was never seen again.
Although the bird was almost certainly a Citrine good enough views were never obtained to rule out hybrid or for the observer to be confident enough to claim it.
The Quail was heard again at Long Nab with new birds reported from Wykeham South Lake and at Thornton le Dale and up at the Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint a single Honey Buzzard and 2 Turtle Dove were seen.
On the move (south unless stated) were 2 Fulmar + 10 north, 2 Teal, 3 Common Scoter north, 1 Ringed Plover north, 1 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull + 3 north, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sandwich Tern + 3 north, 1 Puffin + 1 north, 6 Swift, 1 Skylark, 35 Swallow + 3 north, 5 House Martin, 2 Jackdaw north, 2 Carrion Crow + 1 north, 2 Goldfinch and 5 Linnet.

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