Wednesday 4 May 2022

Wednesday 4th May

Following a late evening report yesterday of a Grasshopper Warbler near Alpamare, its presence was indeed confirmed by an enthusiatic Group member in scrub between Alpamare and the NBR railway bridge. A pair of Blackcaps was also present nearby. Highlights from a BBS survey at Flotmanby Carr were a Greenland Northern Wheatear, five Curlew, two pairs of Lapwing and a Kingfisher. A Ring Ouzel flew in off the sea at Long Nab early mroning and flew north west. Three Whimbrel and a Turnstone flew north at that location and a Northern Wheatear was present. The Common Crane returned to fileds north of Staxton off the A64 opposite Star Carr Farm and a Common Sandpiper was at Throxenby Mere. Two Sandwich Terns were feeding in North Bay this afternoon. At Wykeham Water Park Lake (South Lake), there was one Little Ringed Plover, two Oystercatchers, eight singing Sedge Warblers, four Common Whitethroat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, two Garden Warblers, 15 Barn Swallows, 11 Tufted Duck and two Great crested Grebes. Six Bar-tailed Godwits remained in Jackson's Bay.
Photo by Terry Crook.

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