Wednesday 1 May 2019

Wednesday 1st May

A Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail were seen at lunchtime today at Foulbridge Lane in Snainton, and a Lesser Whitethroat and a House Martin were seen in the Scalby Lodge area. At Long Nab a Corn Bunting was singing on wires behind the observation hut before flying off northwards. Also seen flying past Long Nab were 2 Common Terns and 2 Eiders going north, and 5 Eiders, 4 dark-bellied Brent Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, a Red-breasted Merganser and 6 Whimbrel going south. A Tree Pipit was singing and displaying near Cockrah House, Wrench Green late in the afternoon, and a pair of Swallows were feeding over the field at the top of Sandybed Lane. At Harwood Dale Lake this evening there was a drake Goosander, a pair of Teal, 3 drake Mandarin, a Shelduck, 3 Oystercatchers, and 2 broods of Mallard ducklings.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Lesser Whitethroat - Terry Hobson

Sedge Warbler - Chris Bull

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