Tuesday 10 May 2016

Monday 9th May 2016

Migration watch; 18.20 – 19.55hrs.
The STONE CURLEW wasn’t seen during the morning despite searching but it did appear late evening and proved to be more mobile than it had been previously.
The Wood Sandpiper was still present on Star Carr as were 7 Wheatear, a Greenshank, a Green Sandpiper, 8 Whimbrel and 2 Dunlin.
An Osprey was found at Wykeham South Lake at 13.40hrs where it remained for a short while after catching a fish. Through there were 18 Arctic Tern at 08.13hrs, 14 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 44 Redshank (24 were later on the flood at Straits Lane with a Whimbrel), 1 Dunlin, 1 Wood Sandpiper and 1 Ringed Plover while present there were 11 Greenshank, a Barnacle Goose, 4 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Common Sandpiper a Redshank and a Garden Warbler.
At Seamer Tip there were 2 Pink-footed Geese, a Spotted Flycatcher, a Cuckoo and 2 Reed Warbler, a Little Ringed Plover and a Dunlin were on Scalby Lodge Pond.
Other Spotted Flycatchers were seen at Crossgates and back on breeding grounds at Low Dales, a male Whinchat was at Cromer Point Pond, a Grey Plover was in Cornelian Bay and 2 Turtle Dover were in Harwood Dale Lake.
Past Long Nab in the evening (north unless stated) were 9 Common Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Kestrel and 4 Swallow south.
A Wheatear was also present there.

Stone Curlew - Seamer Mead - John Harwood

Whinchat - Cromer Point Pond - Nick Addey

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