Tuesday 29 May 2018

Thursday 24th May 2018

The find of the day was a singing 1st summer male Common Rosefinch at Potter Brompton Carr but unfortunately it was only seen by the finder and was not seen or heard after 06.50 despite much searching. Also seen during wanderings at this location today were 13 singing Reed Warblers, 11 singing Sedge Warblers, a Coot with 4 young, 3 Garden Warblers, a Kingfisher, 3♂Wigeon and a pair of Teal. The Wood Sandpiper at Rudda Road Flash was still present this morning and remained until 16.20 when it flew off into the fog, a Cuckoo was also heard calling nearby this afternoon.

Not much at Wykeham South Lake today but a Barn Owl, 2 Egyptian Geese and a solitary fly over Whimbrel: 3 Mandarin Ducks were on Harwood Dale Lake; there was a Red-throated Diver in Jackson’s Bay with lots of auks, Kittiwakes and Gannets moving north and at Low North Camp today a pair of Mandarin Ducks with 5 ducklings, a Redstart, a Buzzard, a Garden Warbler and a Whitethroat. At Long Nab today 2 Manx Shearwaters went north and further south a Wheatear was in the Scalby Lodge field.

A pair of Turtle Doves - Burniston - Rose Habberley

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