Sunday 29 April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

Today at Harwood Dale Lake there were a Mandarin Duck, 4 Oystercatchers, 3 Swifts, 7 Wheatears, a White Wagtail, a Little Ringed Plover in the north-western corner, a House Martin, 20 Swallows and 30 Sand Martins.

On Potter Brompton Carr no sign of yesterdays Wood Sandpiper, but the ♂ Pochard was still present and also 7 Wigeon and Reed and Sedge Warblers; 2 Common Sandpipers were on Wykeham South Lake and a Swift flew over Heron Lane, Crossgates at 09.55.

In Cornelian Bay a nice count of 41 Whimbrel plus a Red-throated Diver and 4 Common Eider flew south, around the Harbour 22 Purple Sandpipers were roosting on the tip of East Pier this afternoon and on the West Pier 16 Turnstones with many approaching full summer plumage.

Turnstone - West Pier Car Park - Steve Wignill

Purple Sandpiper - East Pier - Steve Wignill

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