Tuesday 19 May 2020

Tuesday 19th May

Early this morning a Greenshank was seen at Wykeham South Lake, and a Ring Ouzel was at Gristhorpe Cliff. A Spotted Flycatcher was in trees on the riverbank near Hackness, and a pair of Lapwings at Wykeham Forest nursery had 2 chicks. A Common Sandpiper was at Burton Riggs, 13 Curlew were on Seamer Mead, and a Yellow Wagtail was at Long Lane, Seamer. Highlights from Long Nab included a Black Tern, 4 Common Terns, 121 Sandwich Terns, a Whimbrel, a Sanderling and a Corn Bunting passing by, while 2 Wheatears were present. 3 Whooper Swans were also seen in the distance, heading north (turning up in Northumberland this afternoon). 9 Sandwich Terns were seen in Cayton Bay and a Kittiwake was at Seamer Road Mere his afternoon. At Wykeham South Lake there was a Pink-footed Goose, an Oystercatcher with one or more chicks on the island, 6 singing Reed Warblers and 3 singing Garden Warblers. A Common Sandpiper was also present later in the day. At Wykeham East Lake there was a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Egyptian Geese and a Kingfisher, while 2 Yellow Wagtails were seen north of Darrell's Low Farm. 6 Buzzards were around Raincliffe Woods. A Bar-tailed Godwit and a Grey Plover were sound recorded over Peasholm last night.

Full count from Long Nab here: https://www.trektellen.nl/count/view/1074/20200519

Swift - Terry Hobson

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