Sunday 13 May 2018

Saturday 12th May 2018

The pair of Garganey were still at Potter Brompton Carr today and were back on the northern pool which can be viewed from the footpath just south of the bridge over the river at Hay Bridge Farm. Also in this area a pair of Gadwall and a Shelduck were on the Haybridge Farm scrapes.

There was a Reed Warbler at Taylor Way pond and another at the pool on the Mounds, Seamer Tip area; two further Reed Warblers were singing on Straits Lane this afternoon;

At Harwood Dale Lake this morning there were both a Green and a Common Sandpiper in the NW corner plus a ♂Mandarin Duck and a Greylag Goose with 6 chicks but by the afternoon Green Sandpipers had increased to two; a Cuckoo was calling from Broxa Forest, another was at Helwath Beck and a third was in Hutton Buscel; a Marsh Harrier was by the road to Snainton and a Fieldfare flew over Troutsdale.

A nice find today was a Wood Warbler at Hilla Green, it was feeding in the tree canopy at 15.30 before flying off down river. A pair of Whinchats and 4+ Red Grouse were just to the east of the Eller Beck bridge NW of RAF Fylingdales, opposite the Fen Bog Car Park. Finally today a Dunlin, 3 Ringed Plovers and 2 Little Ringed Plovers were in flooded fields between the River Derwent and the River Hertford NW of Willerby village and north of the level crossing.

Cuckoo - Hutton Buscel - Alan M Hunt

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