Tuesday 1 August 2017

Monday 31st July 2017

The eclipse male Garganey was still present on Harwood Dale Lake this morning along with 20+ Mandarins and about 10 Teal, also on the small flash west of the main lake there was a Wood Sandpiper which is the first record for the area this year.

At Long Nab today the highlights included 17 Common Scoter (2 S, 15 N) , 4 Manx Shearwaters (2 S, 2 N), 34 Oystercatchers (S), a Curlew (S), 14 Redshanks (S), a Sanderling (S), 3 Dunlin (S), 5 Common Gulls (S), 149 Sandwich Terns (42 S, 107 N), 26 Swift (S), 93 Sand Martin (S) and 34 Swallows (S).

Also today we had a Green Sandpiper and 2 Little Grebes on Johnson’s Marsh; 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Holbeck car park; in Jackson’s Bay this evening 3 Sanderling, 3 Dunlin and a Ringed Plover all on the beach and flying south a Whimbrel and a Greenshank; and at Broad Grain Head, Langdale a very recently fledged Cuckoo with Meadow Pipit ‘parents’ and a family group of Crossbills.

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