Wednesday 9 May 2018

Thursday 3rd May 2018

The first news of the day came surprisingly early when at 00.20 a Common Sandpiper was heard over Westwood Court, also early morning there were 2 Common Sandpipers in North Bay and on Cayton Carr 3 distant Charadrius plovers were probably Little Ringed. At Wykeham South Lake today just a single Wheatear and a Sedge Warbler; at Harwood Dale Lake 5 Wheatears and on Fylingdales 7 Whinchats.

There was a steady trickle of Swallows heading north at Sycarham Wood where c20 went through in 90 minutes and in the wood Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat were all present.

At The Mere today we had 16 Tufted Ducks, 4 broods of Greylag Geese totalling 12 young, a brood of Mallards with 5 young, a Common Sandpiper and a Lesser Whitethroat and on Potter Brompton Carr/Haybridge Scrapes there was a drake Pintail, 5 Wigeon and 4 Shelducks.

Also in the area today a single Little Ringed Plover was on the flooded field next to the Cayton Bowling Club; a Marsh Harrier flew north at Long Nab at 17.38 and on Fylingdales Moor this evening there were a Cuckoo, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears.

Common Sandpiper - The Mere - Mark Hepples

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