Monday, 5 July 2021

Sunday 4th July

15 Tufted Duck were at Burton Riggs this morning while the Mute Swan family have walked back to Taylor Way. A Peregrine was spotted enjoying a bird lunch on rocks near lamppost 46 on Marine Drive. At Jerry Noddle this morning there was a Honey Buzzard, a Goshawk, a Turtle Dove, a Buzzard and a Tree Pipit. 27 Tufted Duck were at Seamer Road Mere with 3 new broods of 1, 3 and 8, while the Coots have a further 2 broods of 4 newly hatched. A juvenile Buzzard was nearby with 2 adults. A Raven flew north-east over Crossgates in the early afternoon. 3 returning Mediterranean Gulls were seen on Black Rocks, a second summer bird and 2 adults, including the Polish ringed PNN5 individual. A flock of 10 Common Sandpiper were also on Black Rocks.

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