Friday 14 April 2017

Thursday 13th April 2017

Today was a rather quiet day as we are supposed to be in Spring now. In the field to the north of the Obs at Long Nab there were 15 Shore Larks, also in the area 4 Wheatears and moving north 3 Sandwich Terns, 14 Sand Martins and 4 Swallows.

On Star Carr we had a Wheatear, a Swallow and 30 Linnets and at Potter Brompton Carr there were 9 Wigeon, 4 Egyptian Geese, 6 pairs of Lapwings, 2 pairs of Curlew, a pair of Oystercatchers and a Greylag Goose on a nest.

Wykeham South Lake had 2 Little Ringed Plovers and in the field to the south a solitary Wheatear, Seamer Tip pool was still holding on to 2 Pink-footed Geese and on Johnson’s Marsh the ♂ Garganey was hanging on for another day with 2 Shelduck, 6 Teal, a Wigeon and a Common Snipe.

Other odds and sods included a Mute Swan at Scalby Mills and 5 Swallows and 2 Sand Martins heading north at South Cliff.

Mammal news today involved a couple of Otters in the river only 100 yards from the A64.

Wheatear - Long Nab - Nick Addey
Peregrine - Marine Drive - Deb Schild

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