Tuesday 4 April 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017

At Long Nab today there were at least 6 Shore Larks this morning but by the evening that had increased to 17 in the 4th field to the north of the Obs. Also this morning 11 Whooper Swans went north as did 14 Common Scoter, a Red Kite went north about 1.5 miles inland at 09.17, 2 Golden Plover north, a Sand Martin north, a Sand Martin and a Swallow south, a Sandwich Tern north this evening, a Wheatear, 13 Bramblings and a Red-legged Partridge near the top plantation. Further south at Cromer Point Pond there were a ♂ Garganey, 5 Shelduck, 11 Curlew and a Bar-tailed Godwit and at Scalby Nab 2 Sandwich Terns went north and about 20 Sand Martins were in the area.

A new discovery today was a 2cy Glaucous Gull at Scalby Mills which was found at 12.00 and was still present but more distant until at least 12.40. Nearby at Johnson’s Marsh late morning there was a single ♂ Garganey, 3 Shelduck, 26 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 2 Oystercatchers and a Redshank but by the evening they had made friends again and were back to 2♂ Garganey.

On South Cliff we had a pair of Stonechats and to the south in Cayton Bay the Long-tailed Duck was still present and there were 9 Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver and a Sandwich Tern.

In a park off Heron Lane, Crossgates we had a singing Blackcap and 20 Redwings and to finish at Wykeham South Lake a Little Ringed Plover, 6 Oystercatchers, 9 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Goldeneye.

Shore Lark - Long Nab - Nick Addey
Sandwich Tern - Cayton Bay - Chris Bull
Glaucous Gull - Scalby Mills - Tony Clarke

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