The Avocet was still present at Wykeham East Lake this morning with a supporting cast of five Little Ringed Plovers, a Black tailed Godwit, a Greenshank, two Oystercatcher, 14 Lapwing, nine Teal, 34 Tufted Duck, 12 Lesser Black backed Gulls and an early Wigeon. A cream crowned Marsh Harrier was seen to fly south early morning at Long Nab but returned north several hours later. Three Red Kites flew high south together there late morning. A record July count of 1,322 Swallows flew south at Long Nab along with 257 Common Swifts. 88 Sandwich Terns flew north there. A total of 516 Swallows flew south between 0810hrs and 1000hrs at South Cliff along with two Yellow Wagtails. A Whimbrel was in South Bay. A Lesser Black backed Gull and a Common Gull bearing a white Darvic ring number JA383 was feeding on insects on Scalby Beck Road and several Nightjars were again reported from Wykeham Forest
Male Marsh Harrier by Phil Bennett.