Saturday 8 April 2023

Saturday 8th April

 Two pairs of Grey Wagtail were on the River Derwent at Wrench Green and two pairs of Mandarin Duck were on Wrench Green farm pond. Three Common Eider were at Scalby Mills today and the pair of Garganey were still present at Harwood Dale Lake along with a Mediterranean Gull and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. A Grasshopper Warbler was seen well but briefly in beck side scrub at the west end of Crook Ness, and two Willow Warblers were also present. A Fieldfare flew west there. A Peregrine Falcon flew south over Crossgates and a pair of Gadwall were on the River Hertford at Folkton Bridge. Nine Wigeon, a Dunlin, 16 Common Gull and a third calendar year Mediterranean Gull were at Scalby Mills this afternoon . At Potter Brompton Carr viewed from Heybridge, there were two Great White Egret, two Shelduck, two Tufted Duck, two Lapwing and 42 Sand Martins. An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull was at The Open Air Theatre.

Male Reed Bunting by Mark Hepples.

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