Sunday 28 June 2020

Sunday 28th June

Again today, thousands of Swifts on the move - 9258 through South Cliff in a bit over 6 hours this morning, another 679 this afternoon, and 9186 counted passing Long Nab. Also passing South Cliff this morning were a first summer Hobby plus 80 Siskins and 43 Crossbills, while an adult Hobby went through this afternoon. A first summer Mediterranean Gull was around Holbeck. A new family of Tufted Duck were at Seamer Tip pool - a female with 5 ducklings. A Black-tailed Godwit was at Johnson's Marsh for a couple of hours in the early afternoon before heading off south-east, while 2 more flew past Long Nab, as did 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, a Golden Plover and a Hobby. Green Sandpipers were seen at both Northstile pool and Wykeham Lakes, and a Red Kite flew west at the latter site. 2 Turtle Doves were seen at Harwood Dale, and at Harwood Dale Lake there were 10 Mandarins, 5 Oystercatchers, a Heron and 7 Greylags. At Scalby Mills 4 Kittiwakes, a Great Black-backed Gull and 5 Black-headed Gulls were among the Herring Gulls.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Black-tailed Godwit - Nick Addey

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