Tuesday 10 May 2016

Sunday 8th May 2016

The STONE CURLEW was again seen on Seamer Mead and Star Carr during the morning up until 08.55hrs after which it wasn’t seen again.
In the Star Carr/Seamer Mead area were 8 Wheatear, a Short-eared Owl, the first Hobby of the year, a Whimbrel, the first Wood Sandpiper of the year and a Grasshopper Warbler.
Through east at Wykeham South Lake during the day were 10 Black Tern (first of the year) at 11.27hrs, 9 Arctic Tern and the first Common Tern of the year as well as a Black-tailed Godwit north, and 2 Dunlin east, present there were 3 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper.
Three Little Egret were at Ayton, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Ruff and 2 Greenshank were on Potter Brompton Carr (no general access) and 2 Ringed Plover were on Scalby Lodge Pond.

Wood Sandpiper - Star Carr - Chris Bell

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