Sunday 24 July 2022

Sunday 24th July

Another excellent day for wader passage in a strong south westerly wind. A Wood Sandpiper flew south at South Cliff at 0558hrs in addition to 16 Sanderling and 131 Common Swifts. A Yellow-legged Gull and 333 Common Scoter flew north past there. A later watch at South Cliff during heavy rain produced an impressive 68 Whimbrel south. Hundreds of Common Swifts, Swallows and  House Martins were reported feeding over Wrench Green late morning. Four Little ringed Plovers, four Pochard, one Wigeon, 12 Teal and a female Mandarin Duck were at Wykeham East Lake. Three Turnstone were roosting at the Harbour this afternoon including one bird ringed there on 21st March 2018. Highlights past Long Nab Obs in two sessions today included 155 Whimbrel, 346 Common Swift south and four Mediterranean Gulls (two north and two South). 20 Knot, five Sanderling and a Great crested Grebe also passed south there. 72 Common Swifts flew south over Burniston in a short period of time before heavy rain and the long staying Whooper Swan remained on Seamer Road Mere.

Adult and juvenile Pied Wagtails by Margaret Gray.

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