Sunday 23 August 2020

Sunday 23rd August

 A cream-crowned Marsh Harrier flew south at Long Nab early this morning and later the ring-tailed Hen Harrier was again over fields at Crook Ness. 2 Ospreys and 5 Common Sandpipers were at Wykeham Lakes and a juvenile Cuckoo was spotted at Ravenscar. Early in the afternoon a Wheatear was seen on the rock armour off Marine Drive. 71 Moorhens were at Seamer Road Mere, most of them young birds, with 3 adults still on eggs. 4 surviving Tufted Duck juveniles from 2 broods there are now well grown. A Green Sandpiper flew in off the sea at Long Nab this afternoon, possibly the one that was spotted a bit later at Johnson's Marsh. Also at Long Nab was an influx of 42+ Willow Warblers, and 75 Swifts flew south. 11 Ringed Plover, 4 Sanderling and a Dunlin were in Jackson's Bay.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Wheatear - Scarborough Porpoise

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