Thursday 19 April 2018

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Around Taylor Way this morning a nice selection of summer migrants including a male Redstart, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroats and a single Blackcap. At Johnson’s Marsh just 8 Redshanks and moving south along the cliffs to the south of Crook Ness were 2 flava Wagtails, 21 Meadow Pipits, 6 Swallows, a Fieldfare, 646 Linnets, 125 Goldfinches and a Siskin. At Crook Ness itself a single Lesser Whitethroat; 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls in South Bay; 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at the Open Air Theatre and on Cayton Carr 2 Grey Partridge, a Sparrowhawk and 7 Barn Swallows.

Also today on Potter Brompton Carr there were 16 Wigeon, 6 Shoveler, 2 Gadwall and 2 Golden Plovers and finally a Merlin flew west past Folkton Water Treatment Works at 16.20.

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