Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Tuesday 20th July
At Wykeham Lakes this morning there were 6 Lapwing, a Dunlin, 2 Teal, 68 Black-headed Gulls and 6 Grey Herons, all at East Lake, while 3 Kingfishers were spotted around the lakes. This evening there were a Black-tailed Godwit, a Dunlin, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Egyptian Geese and 630 Herring Gulls, again at East Lake. A juvenile Caspian Gull was seen feeding off Long Nab in the middle of the day, while flying by northwards were a juvenile Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Mediterranean Gulls, 361 Sandwich Terns and 3 Arctic Terns. A family of very vocal 3 Peregrines were seen over Hutton Buscel, one of them seeing off a Buzzard. In Dalby Forest a Turtle Dove was spotted in the Newclose Rigg area, and a Willow Tit at Crosscliffe. A first summer male Eider was sitting on rocks in front of Long Nab this afternoon.