Thursday, 13 August 2020

Thursday 13th August

 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 2 Common Terns were seen at Jackson's Bay this morning, and at least 17 Curlew were in the field below Seamer Tip pool. At Wykeham lakes there were 3 Common Sandpipers, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 24 Tufted Duck, 80+ Goldfinches and 14 Sand Martins. A Pied Flycatcher was at the ringing plantation at Long Nab, while flying south were an Arctic Skua, 34 Oystercatchers, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 14 Redshank. A large flock of Sanderling and Dunlin (about 25 of the former and 49 of the latter) flew south over Wykeham Lakes in the early morning, and several flocks of Arctic Terns were recorded during the night over Crossgates.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Sanderling and Dunlin flock over Wykeham Lakes - Alan Hunt

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