Sunday 7 May 2023

Sunday 7th May

 Very few migrants found along the coast as fog lingered around Scarborough most of the day.  a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler were new in at Long Nab, and a Tree Pipit was grounded at Stoupe Brow together with 2 Wheatears. A Red Kite flew north over Harwood Dale. Cuckoos were recorded from Helwath Beck/Harwood Dale, and Jugger Howe Moor. Two Oystercatchers were incubating in Harwood Dale. Nearby recently fledged grey Wagtails were observed at Scar Wood. An adult Gbb Gull was lingering around Dean Rd Council Depot. The drake Common Scoter was still on the Water Sports Lake at North Yorkshire Water Park together with three Goldeneye. Two Whimbrel flew north over Castle Hill. The Wood Sandpiper was still at Potter Brompton Carr, the Ringed Plovers there had increased to 33, also 6 Ruff, 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpipers, 2 Greenshank, and 2 Little Egrets. Several reports late in the day of Swifts arriving back at various breeding sites. Nightjar calling Dalby Snout.

Kittiwakes are busy nestbuilding - Steve Edwards

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