Wednesday 5 August 2020

Wednesday 5th August

A Greenshank was at Johnson’s Marsh this morning; a juvenile Shelduck, 13 Mandarins and 2 Teal were at Harwood Dale Lake; and 3 Turtle Doves were by the Mill Inn. 5 Gannets were seen diving in North Bay. At Wykeham Lakes there were 509 Greylags, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls (1 a juvenile), Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, a Marsh Harrier, and 15 Black-tailed Godwits circled the East Lake before flying off southwards. This afternoon a Hobby was seen over Wykeham South Lake, and a Marsh Harrier was seen from Flixton Bridge sitting on a fence amongst cattle. Highlights from Long Nab include 8 Golden Plover and a Snipe in off the sea; 7 Turnstones, a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull and 674 Swifts flying south; and a second summer Mediterranean Gull flying north. In Cornelian Bay there were 12 Curlew, a Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, 73 Sandwich Terns (24 of them juveniles), an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Mediterranean Gulls (an adult and a juvenile). A Red Kite was spotted over Silpho.

Full count from Long Nab here:

Black-tailed Godwits - Nick Addey

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